Sarah Holewinski is the executive director of Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, an advocacy organization working with warring parties to mitigate civilian harm in war. In that role, she has worked on civilian casualty issues in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iraq, and elsewhere, and with the United States, NATO, and the African Union. She was a member of the White House AIDS policy team throughout former President Clinton's second term. She later joined West Wing Writers, a firm of former White House speechwriters, and has consulted for the Human Rights Watch and the William J. Clinton Foundation in Rwanda.
She received her degree in political theory from Georgetown University and a master's degree in security policy from Columbia University. She has published op-eds on civilian harm in armed conflict in The Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, and USA Today. She also writes blogs for The Huffington Post.