Stefanie Sanford

Chief of Global Policy and External Relations

Stefanie leads College Board advocacy initiatives with policymakers, public and private institutions, and organizations to advance educational access and opportunity for all students. She heads the Washington Office and oversees the College Board Policy and Government Relations departments as well as strategic relationships with foundations. She is a member of the board of America’s Promise Alliance and a trustee of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

Prior to joining College Board, Stefanie spent over 10 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, most recently as the director of policy and advocacy for the United States Program. Before joining the foundation, she held several senior policy positions in both Republican and Democratic offices at the state level. At the federal level, she was a White House Fellow in the Office of Cabinet Affairs.

Stefanie has written and spoken extensively on education and technology topics, served as a German Marshall Fellow and as a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, and is the author of Civic Life in the Information Age: Politics, Technology, and Generation X.

A native Texan, she holds a BS from Texas Christian University, an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Stefanie is married to David Moore, a White House Fellow classmate, retired fighter pilot, and Shakespeare enthusiast. They split their time between Washington, D.C., Austin, and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.