Sarina Beges is a social change leader with over 13 years of experience working at the intersection of global development, social impact, and philanthropy. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation, a Silicon Valley-based organization, which creates educational content to enhance charitable giving. Sarina’s career has afforded her the unique opportunity to work with social entrepreneurs, democracy activists, philanthropists, academics, and foundations to launch innovative programs and online communities.
Sarina worked at Stanford University for nearly a decade serving as the associate director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law where she grew the reach and impact of a leading foreign policy research center. In 2019, she helped produce the Philanthropy Innovation Summit – a gathering of over 300 philanthropic leaders – hosted by Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Sarina started her social sector career at the Synergos Institute, a New York based non-profit organization committed to addressing issues of poverty and inequality worldwide. Sarina holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband, two daughters, and French bulldog.