Sarah Stein Greenberg
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.