As Program Director for the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR), the Coalition’s flagship program on transitional justice, Sara supports organizations and activists in conflict and post-conflict countries in using memory and memorialization-based tools to engage communities in coming to terms with the past and building futures based on justice and non-repetition.
Through the GIJTR, she has worked on projects in Sri Lanka, Guinea, The Gambia and other countries, and has provided technical support and sub-grant administration for dozens of community-based memorialization projects. Sara previously served in the Coalition’s Development department before earning her MSc in Human Rights at the London School of Economics, where she received a departmental grant to conduct her thesis research at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Sara has experience in the education, collections management, and development departments of several New York museums, and she previously administered programs at an intercultural learning organization. Sara also holds a self-designed B.A. in Museum Studies from New York University, where she concentrated on the ethics of ethnic identity museums.