Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 2

Sarah Kearney, PRIME Coalition

A financial innovator is crafting a way for foundations to invest in clean energy.

Sarah Kearney, Executive Director, PRIME Coalition

Sarah Kearney serves as executive director of PRIME Coalition, a nonprofit organization that connects philanthropists to high-risk, high-reward ventures that address climate change. Before PRIME, she served as executive director and trustee of the Chesonis Family Foundation, a grant-making organization that supports transformational energy innovation. Based on her work, she has been inducted into the Raven Society at the University of Virginia and was awarded the 2012 MIT Ronald Heller Entrepreneurship Award, 2014 Caltech Resonate Award, and a 2014 Echoing Green Fellowship. She received a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in technology and policy from MIT’s Engineering Systems Division.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.

Business Impact
How technology advances are changing the economy and providing new opportunities in many industries.