After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2011, Sarah worked in rural Morocco as a Youth Development volunteer with the United States Peace Corps. Her primary areas of focus were capacity building in youth populations, community development, and girls’ empowerment. Sarah deepened her understanding of the field of education after returning to the United States in 2014 while pursuing a Master degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Her research focused on the role of the arts in language acquisition, and she presented this research at the 2015 HGSE Student Research Conference.
From 2015 through 2017, Sarah served as the Director of the American School Language Institute in Fes, Morocco. She oversaw a group of 30 English instructors who taught over 400 students per semester. Her initiatives for the Institute included designing an extensive professional development program for instructors and several new student-centered English language curricula.
Sarah currently works for the Dean Rusk International Center at the University of Georgia School of Law as the Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation. In this role, she manages the school’s Global Governance Summer School (a four-decades-old summer study abroad offering), Global Externships, and other academic and research initiatives. Previously, she was the coordinator of faculty-led study abroad and domestic field study programs at the UGA Office of Global Engagement. She presented her findings on best practices for designing inclusive short-term programming at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2019 Annual Conference. Through the School of Public and International Affairs’ GLOBIS Human Rights Lab, Sarah has worked with Dr. Chad Clay’s Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI). She produced several press kits summarizing the human rights conditions in a variety of countries, including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea.
Sarah also works as a freelance curriculum designer, and has produced a variety of educational materials for private companies, non-profit organizations, and the United States Embassy of Mexico. Sarah is fluent in Moroccan Arabic and is studying Modern Standard Arabic and French.
International development, foreign policy, human rights, the MENA region