Sara Nitz Nolan

Interim Director, Public Policy & Government Relations

Sara joined the InterAction team in 2017 and currently serves as the Senior Manager for Policy and Advocacy on the Global Development Policy and Learning team. She has a wide-range of policy experience, including work in the U.S. Congress, USAID, and several development organizations.

Prior to working at InterAction, Sara worked in USAID's Africa Bureau and spearheaded a multi-sectoral research study on the intersection of gender and climate change in USAID priority sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, Sara worked for Congressmember Karen Bass as the Senior Legislative Assistant, where she led office engagement on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, managed the office Appropriations process, and helped to shape office policy on international and domestic women’s issues, energy and the environment, higher education, and agriculture policy.

Sara has an M.A. in International Development Studies from the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a B.A. in International Relations and History from Colgate University.