Sarah Elizabeth Richards is a journalist who covers the intersection of science, technology and culture for more than two dozen national media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, MarketWatch, Slate, Time, Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.
She is the author of Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It, a narrative non-fiction book that chronicles the lives of four women who attempt to preserve their fertility by freezing their eggs. (Simon & Schuster).
Sarah works as a staff writer for New American Economy, a nonprofit organization advocating for immigration reform that was founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As a content marketing strategist and consultant for pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, medical device startups and public relations clients, she writes blog posts, executive speeches, press releases, crisis communications, annual reports and website copy. She’s also a dating advice columnist for the online dating site eHarmony.com.
Sarah completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley and holds master's degrees from the Graduate School of Journalism and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. A recipient of numerous awards, she is a three-time winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page award, most recently in the science category for a story about a controversial infertility treatment for Elle Magazine.
Sarah frequently speaks about how scientific advances affect people’s lives and has appeared on MSNBC, PBS Newshour, Fox & Friends, BBC World Service, NPR, Marketplace and Huffington Post. She recently was selected to speak at Ignite San Diego on the psychological impact of genetic testing in a presentation "Did 23andMe Steal My Will to Live?"
In her personal life, she’s a mentor to former foster care youth with the Junior League of San Diego, enjoys the exhilaration of working as a team racing sailboats in San Diego Bay and is learning how to live out of a giant backpack in the wilderness.