Our team

“We couldn’t be more different, except for our shared values. And that makes working together enjoyable.”

Sarah Stein Greenberg

Sarah Stein Greenberg

Executive Director

Sarah comes from Philadelphia, and is a philosophical mashup of secular Judaism and Quaker education.

As a result, she enjoys loud and vigorous debates on social activism interspersed with periods of sitting quietly among others. As a design thinker she alternately applies the dueling methodologies she observed while growing up in the kitchen of the Stein Greenberg household: the creative, experimental, stir-fry-genius-who-never-follows-a-recipe approach of her mother and the perfection-seeking, ingredient-weighing precision of her bread-baking-pasta-making father.

After four years studying history and politics at Oberlin College and suffering through the permanently gray lake-effect weather in Ohio, Sarah returned to the East Coast to for the quintessential post- collegiate New York City experience. In her case, that involved sharing a studio apartment on the Lower East Side and sleeping in a bunk bed for her first year, permanently redefining Sarah’s understanding of what makes a really good roommate.

After several years working to further women’s reproductive rights, Sarah returned to school to get her MBA at the Stanford GSB, and graduated in 2006. During her summers she spent time in Ethiopia and Myanmar working on healthcare and development issues and continued that work while a d.school Fellow by co-teaching the Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability class. She also helped lead the Executive Education activities at the d.school during 2006-2007.

Following her year as a d.fellow Sarah left academia for the private sector and served as a strategy and innovation consultant at the Monitor Group, including two years in New Delhi, India.

Sarah returned to the d.school in August 2010.

Who’s here in 2016-2017

Our Broader Network

These superstars have been a part of our teaching teams, fellows, staff or founding team. They continue to do amazing work at Stanford and in the world.

  • Abby King
  • Adam French
  • Alex Kazaks
  • Alex Ko
  • Amal Aziz
  • Anja Svetina-Nabergoj
  • Anne Fletcher
  • Anne Gibbon
  • Barry Katz
  • Ben Grossman-Kahn
  • Brett Westervelt
  • Brian Witlin
  • Brit D'Arbeloff
  • Caitria O'Neill
  • Carly Geehr
  • Carol Winograd
  • Caroline O'Connor
  • Carr Wilkerson
  • Charlie Ellinger
  • Claudia Kotchka
  • Colter Leyes
  • Corey Ford
  • Corina Yen
  • Dan Bomze
  • Daniel Steinbock
  • David Klaus
  • Elizabeth Gerber
  • Emily Ma
  • Enrique Allen
  • Erica Estrada
  • Erika Basu
  • Erin Liman
  • Eugene Korsunskiy
  • Evelyn Huang
  • Fred Leichter
  • Gayle Curtis
  • Guido Kovalskys
  • James Monsees
  • Jason Chua
  • Jason Conroy
  • Jenny Stefanotti
  • Jim Ratcliffe
  • Joe Brown
  • Joel Sadler
  • Jofish Kaye
  • John Keefe
  • John Kembel
  • John Lilly
  • Jules Sherman
  • Kerry O’Connor
  • Kim Jacobson
  • Kim Saxe
  • Kris Woyzbun
  • Krista Donaldson
  • Larry Leifer
  • Lia Siebert
  • Lochlann Jain
  • Maryanna Rogers
  • Matt Haney
  • Maureen Caroll
  • Meg Lee
  • Mel Lee
  • Micah Lande
  • Michael Shanks
  • Mike Levinthal
  • Molly Wilson
  • Nat Woyzbun
  • Neema Moraveji
  • Nitzan Waisberg
  • Olga Trusova
  • Peter Rubin
  • Peter Sims
  • Purin Phanichphant
  • Rich Crandall
  • Sandy Speicher
  • Scott Klemmer
  • Susan Hosking-Ramos
  • Tammy Goodall
  • Taylor Cone
  • Uri Geva
  • Wendy Ju
  • Yusuke Miyashita