Sarah Chu joined the Innocence Project in September 2008. As the senior advisor on forensic science policy, she leads policy work that focuses on improving the valid, reliable, and just application of forensic science and police investigative technologies. She has served as a member of the Scientific Inquiry and Research subcommittee of the National Commission on Forensic Science and was the recipient of the Legal Aid Society’s 2021 Magnus Mukoro Award for Integrity in Forensic Science. Prior to joining the Innocence Project, Sarah worked in executive search and as a middle school science teacher in the NYC public schools. She also represents her community on her local community board.
Sarah graduated from the University of California, San Diego with bachelor degrees in Biochemistry/Cell Biology, Communication, and a Masters in Biology, and holds a Masters in Epidemiology from Stanford University. She is currently a doctoral student in the Criminal Justice program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Graduate Center.