Sarah Roma

MS Public Policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
Recipient of the Pforzheimer Foundation Nonprofit Fellowship
BA, Carleton College

Guest Lecturer
Master of Arts in Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management
Sarah Roma has just joined the UN Foundation to work with women and population projects and activities. Previously, she was the director of field policy and advocacy at Save the Children, where she worked with Save the Children staff and partners around the world to build advocacy capacity, and support the development and implementation of advocacy strategies. Ms. Roma’s career has included working with various nonprofit organizations both internationally and domestically focusing on issues such as girls’ and women’s leadership and advocacy, prevention of violence against women, and education and service learning.

Ms. Roma designed and managed a USAID-funded leadership development program for Kosovar women and also ran a leadership development and youth-led advocacy program for young women in Washington, DC, where she worked with a group of teen women to successfully advocate for the passage of a sexual harassment policy in the DC public schools. Ms. Roma has also worked on issues of violence against women, conducting research and educational outreach and as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, she started and ran the first service-learning program at Banneker Public High School in Washington, DC and taught English in three junior high schools in rural Japan.

Ms. Roma currently serves as a member of the Leadership Awards Committee of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation. She received a BA from Carleton College and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Foundation Nonprofit Fellowship.

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