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Sarah Joseph

Director, Impact Story Lab, National Geographic Society
Washington, DC US


Sarah Joseph is an award-winning filmmaker based in Washington, DC. After earning her BSc in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from UC Davis and a PhD in Animal Behavior from the University of Queensland, Sarah began a career at National Geographic in 2008. Since then, she has traveled the world making films on subjects ranging from 3D-scanning a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia to uncovering mummies in Peru. As the Director of Impact & Research for National Geographic Society's Impact Story Lab, Sarah helps lead the team's impact strategy, social science research, and project evaluation. She is passionate about helping to create a more inclusive and equitable industry and mentors through the Fulbright-NGS Fellowship program, the Video Consortium, Jackson Wild, and others.