Sage Warner is a story bank campaign associate at American Progress. In her role, she works with the Communications team, various policy teams, and the War Room to vet, strategize, and amplify the stories of people who have experienced the detrimental or advantageous effects of policies and administrative decisions.
Prior to becoming the story bank campaign associate, Warner worked as the campaigns associate for Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 2017, where she helped build campaigns in key states during the 2017 fight to protect health care. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Warner completed her undergraduate career at Bard College. There, she helped lead an organization called BRAVE at Bard—a multi-issue crisis counseling service and an organization that collaborates to educate on sexual assault, reproductive health care, mental health, and racial justice. During and after the 2016 election cycle, Warner interned for the New York congressional campaign of Zephyr Teachout (D) and later helped organize the Women’s March in Boston. Although her major was in the science division, she learned from her medical work how policies significantly inhibit patients’ treatment. Her combined experiences redirected her career toward policy and the political realm. To signify the next step, for her undergraduate thesis, Warner built a high school sexual assault perpetration prevention program, directed by scientific theories and aimed at defying legislative and legal loopholes in the current U.S. system.
Warner holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology in the Science, Mathematics, and Computing Division of Bard College. In her time off, she sings and performs opera, jazz, and other genres of music—a passion she has held since her first years of childhood.