Sarah Gibson joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as a Writing Associate in November 2018.
Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Sarah worked as a Digital Writer/Editor at WTOP, where she wrote news pieces and edited content for the Washington, D.C. news radio station’s website, and she consulted for the Newseum on “Newstrition,” an online application created by the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center to help readers know more about the origins of their news articles and restore trust in journalism. While completing her graduate degree, Sarah worked as an intern on the Investigative Desk at The Washington Post, where she assisted with the annual Fatal Force project on data from police shootings nationwide, and she also worked as a graduate research assistant at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit newsroom that operates in American University’s School of Communication and partners with mainstream media to conduct long-term investigations of government and corporate wrong-doings.
Sarah earned an Honors B.A. in English (with a concentration in Professional Writing) with Distinction from the University of Delaware and an M.A. in Journalism and Public Affairs (with a concentration in Investigative Journalism) from American University.