Sarah is currently a Deputy Program Director for the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR), a multi-disciplinary consortium of nine organizations, led by the Coalition, that together serves as a new mechanism to respond to the transitional justice needs of societies emerging from conflict or periods of authoritarian rule. Through the GIJTR, Sarah has managed a range of projects, including a Transitional Justice Academy for activists in the MENA region; a multi-year collaboration with Guinean civil society organizations to advance community memorialization, psychosocial support, and violence prevention; the development of a manual and resource center on digital archiving for civil society organizations; and a research and exchange project aimed at highlighting the unique needs of survivors conflict-related sexual violence and their children within transitional justice processes.
Sarah joined the Coalition following eight years of work with the Global Arts Corps, where she served as managing director and played a key role in the development of innovative theatre and film projects dedicated to advancing reconciliation in post-conflict societies. Sarah is an Associate Producer on the award-winning documentary A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake and a Producer on the forthcoming documentary, Landmines. Sarah received her master’s degree in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University, where her research focused on the arts and storytelling as tools for truth-telling and social change. She also holds a BA in Art History from Columbia University.