Sarah is a current graduate student at the University of Oxford where she is reading for an MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation as a Rhodes Scholar. For her master’s thesis, Sarah is exploring the effectiveness and potentially adverse effects of large-scale gun control interventions across the globe. Sarah completed her the undergrad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, where she studied Public Policy, Global Studies, and Arabic. Sarah’s interest in poverty alleviation, violence prevention, and criminal justice has allowed her to work in South Africa, Jordan, and Washington, D.C. Prior to moving to the UK, Sarah worked for the Center for Appellate Litigation, a public defender's office in New York City which represents low-income defendants in their criminal appeals.
As a research assistant, Sarah supports CEI by contributing to a variety of projects using her experience in policy evaluation, data analysis, and advocacy. She believes deeply in the importance of evidence in improving people’s lives and remedying injustice.