Sarah brings 15 years of experience – including a decade in Sub-Saharan Africa – working on programs aiming to create inclusive and sustainable markets and healthy communities. Her roles have taken in research, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining iDE, Sarah managed UNICEF’s sanitation and hygiene programming in Madagascar, where she introduced market-based approaches, analyzing the business environment, partnering with private sector operators and piloting an entrepreneur incubation program. Before that, she worked with the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation global practice and Gender Innovation Lab to support growth-oriented small businesses. She also helped generate rigorous evidence to understand gender gaps in productivity.
Sarah holds a master of science in development management from American University’s School of International Service as well as a BA honors in international development, and BA in economics from McGill University. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and Italian, and conversational Portuguese. Her global upbringing and multicultural background planted the seeds for her lifelong passion for social justice. When she is not working to solve complex problems, you can find her painting or traveling to far-flung places with her husband and their two curious and adventurous girls.