Sarah is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. She joins Xconomy from the San Diego Business Journal, where she covered technology and finance, where she wrote about locally based tech companies including Qualcomm and Teradata and banks including the region’s largest ($10B+-asset BofI Federal), newest (Endeavor, est. 2018), and most innovative (crypto-friendly Silvergate).
Previously she covered government, crime, education and other subjects as a staff writer for outlets throughout California, including the Orange County Register; Patch, the (then) AOL-owned hyperlocal news network; the Daily Republic, in Northern California; and the Porterville Recorder, in California’s Central Valley. During college – she graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in English literature – she wrote for the student newspaper and played on the women’s lacrosse team. She lives in San Diego’s coastal North County and spends most of her free time exploring local craft breweries, reading sci-fi, and studying at UC Irvine, where she is completing her MBA.
A federally funded pilot program will provide 15 local defense contractors with free consulting services and six monthly “boot camp” workshops as part of a regionwide effort to help such companies... Read more »
Students and shoppers will soon be using technology developed by Aira, a San Diego startup that links vision-impaired people with “visual interpreters” via smartphone and smart glasses, to help them navigate... Read more »
Oncology diagnostics company Epic Sciences, which last year launched what it describes as the only test that can help guide treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer, has raised $52 million... Read more »
Enterprise software startup Classy, which developed a platform through which it says nonprofit organizations have raised nearly $1 billion for their causes, has hired its first-ever chief revenue and chief product... Read more »