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. By using memory and memorialization-based tools, Sara helps communities to engage with the past to build a better future based on justice and non-repetition. Through GIJTR, she has worked on projects in South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Guinea, The Gambia. Within these nations, Sara has provided technical support and sub-grant administration for more than 70 community-based memorialization projects.
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 was part of the Coalition’s Development department. 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.