Sarah is a proud first-generation Iranian American, and has been involved with NIAC since 2016, when she was an intern for the DC office. She was born and raised in Arizona, and considers Tehran to be a second home. After moving cross-country to New Jersey, where she earned my Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Upon graduation, she moved to New York, where she currently lives. She’s earned a Master’s degree at Columbia University (SIPA) and specialized in humanitarian policy, tech, and media, with a focus on the Middle East. Over the past few years, she has gained experience across the public and private sector, from philanthropy and tech to local and national government to international development.