Sarah Aoun

Sarah Aoun is a data activist, operational security trainer, and programmer. Her area of expertise lies at the intersection of tech and human rights. She worked on data visualization strategies with, and was part of the Legal & Policy division of Human Rights Watch. Sarah currently trains activists, journalists, youth groups, and NGOs in digital security, ethical data & privacy, and data-driven storytelling. She’s developed digital security plans and strategies for NGOs and human rights defenders, secure systems for managing sensitive information, and operational plans for emergency response, in the US and MENA region. Sarah grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, is a graduate of Brown University, and is fluent in Arabic, French, English, and Italian.