Sara joined the InterAction team in 2017 as a Policy & Advocacy Manager for Food Security and Agriculture. Sara comes to InterAction with a wide-range of policy experience including work in the U.S. Congress, USAID, and several development organizations. Most recently, she worked in USAID Africa Bureau spearheading a multi-sectoral research study on the intersection of gender and climate change in USAID priority sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study hopes to improve understanding of gender-sensitive best practices to address climate volatility. 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. She has a 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.