Sarah works on Bustle's news team covering policy, politics, and current events, with a particular focus on women's issues. Sarah also works as a freelance writer and research consultant, writing pieces for publication and for internal use by organizations. She has previously served as a staff researcher and writer for several NGOs. Most recently, while based in Washington, D.C., she helped lead international research and advocacy portfolios on women, peace, and security, and reproductive health care quality and rights. She has also spent time working on women's issues abroad, including working in Kosovo and Serbia to research women's peace-building initiatives and gender-mainstreaming programs. Earlier in her career, she held short-term fellowships in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., the City-Parish Government of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Inter-university Mission for the Coordination of Franco-American Exchanges in Paris, France. She holds a Master of Science (MS) in Foreign Service and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University. She also majored in International Affairs, French, and Communications while studying for her Bachelor of Arts degree at Baldwin Wallace University. Sarah's a native of northwest suburban Chicago, though she's spent much of her adult life living in Washington, D.C. or abroad. She speaks French and enjoys traveling the world, having lived in, worked in, or visited dozens of countries throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.