Dr. Sarah MarrSarah Marr, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President of the SENS Foundation.
Sarah is a cofounder of SENS Foundation, and its Executive Vice President. She was previously employed as COO of the UK political think-tank, Demos, with responsibilities including financial management and accounting, HR, business infrastructure, and strategic development. She also coauthored a global survey of design practices in public sector service delivery, working with a team from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
In the 1990s she spent several years as a business and IT consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), working on a variety of projects from systems analysis to the streamlining of the new business acquisition procedures for the company’s EMEAI operations.
Sarah earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, from the University of Oxford, and another in Theoretical Physics, from Imperial College London, where she also built a prototype web portal for the European grid computing network of the Large Hadron Collider. Her postgraduate studies include a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester, specializing in the nature of cultural misappropriation in Western subcultures, and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London, covering the quantum and relativistic properties of black holes in discrete spacetimes.
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