Sarah Leary

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Sarah Leary

Program Manager


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Sarah Leary is Program Manager for the GW’s Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. She manages the operations behind the OIE’s many Lean Startup programs including I-Corps, Virginia’s Innovation Commercialization program (ICAP), Entrepreneur Development Network DC (EDNDC), and international Lean Startup programs. Before coming to GW, she worked at American University (AU) as the Climate Action Manager. There she was responsible for climate change related programs and the development of a cross campus initiative called the Year of Climate Action launching Fall 2022.

Sarah’s background is rooted in the arts having worked at the American University Museum and other arts organizations in a variety of roles involving curation, exhibition coordination, operation, and visitor services. Her scholarship has been published by the American University Museum (Inside Out: Artists in the Studio) and Florida State University’s Athanor (“Sarah Miriam Peale's Mary Leypold Griffith and the Staging of Republican Motherhood”). She holds a Masters of Arts in Art History from AU specializing in interpreting American modern art from a feminist approach.