Sariah Toze is the program coordinator for the Ascend Network and outreach at Ascend at the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute’s mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. Ascend is a policy program of the Institute and a hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.
At Ascend Sariah supports engagement of Ascend’s national network, the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, and various 2Gen convenings.
Prior to working at Ascend, Sariah was the program assistant and consultant in the Africa department at the Center for International Private Enterprise where she oversaw management of grants with partners on the African continent. Sariah also spent two years as a consular assistant at the US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Sariah holds a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods from the University of Reading.