Sarah Pray is a program officer with the Open Society Fiscal Governance Program, focusing on natural resource governance and trade. Prior to joining the Fiscal Governance Program, Pray was the Open Society Foundations’ senior policy analyst for Africa, advocating to the Washington, D.C., policymaker community on a diverse range of issues, including elections, human rights, rule of law, and corruption.
Since 2010, Pray has been a lecturer at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs teaching graduate skills courses on advocacy.
Before working at Open Society, Pray was the coordinator of the Publish What You Pay United States coalition, advocating for transparency and accountability in the oil, gas, and mining industries. Pray has also worked at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights as a human rights attorney promoting corporate responsibility and government accountability around the extraction of oil in Chad.
Pray serves on the board of directors of EG Justice, a human rights organization focusing on Equatorial Guinea. She received a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from Boston College Law School.