Sara Otto

Senior Director of Compliance 

- Nest

Sara is Senior Director of Compliance and European Lead at Nest where she has been instrumental in the development and implementation of Nest’s Ethical Handcraft Program, as well as Nest’s other compliance-related projects which aim to address common challenges faced by artisans globally such as wastewater management, providing living wages, and technology solutions for supply chain transparency. Sara previously worked as Nest’s Program Manager at its flagship project in Varanasi, India, where she has resided for 3 1/2 years consulting closely with artisans on the ground, allowing her to deeply understand the cultural, economic and logistical challenges they face, as well as to develop practical, sustainable solutions that support the long term growth of their businesses in an ever changing global marketplace. Prior to working with Nest, Sara served as a Small Enterprise Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, where she consulted with several micro-enterprises including artisans and a micro-finance organization on basic business skills, marketing and internal systems development.   

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