Sarah Kearney - Behind the Scenes

Sarah Kearney, PRIME Coalition

Kearney talks about what inspires her and discusses her organization's unique approach to funding technologies that have a very long time horizon for development.

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.