Karla Giuliano Sarr, EdD

Karla Giuliano Sarr is an international education practitioner and scholar. Karla’s interests include basic education, multilingual education, cultural relevancy, community-school relationships, literacy, girls’ education, training, and curriculum development. Karla has a passion for research methods and evaluation and has consulted internationally and domestically, including with School-to-School International, the International Rescue Committee, and with juvenile justice education programs in the US. Reveling in intercultural experiences, Karla’s portfolio has included work in various African countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Mozambique. Prior to joining SIT, Karla worked as a study abroad adviser at the University of Massachusetts and coordinated cultural exchange programs at Africa Consultants International/Baobab Center in Senegal, an NGO focusing on education and health programming. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon. Karla speaks French, Wolof, and Spanish. She is an active member of the Comparative and International Education Society and the American Evaluation Association. Karla holds master’s and doctoral degrees in educational policy and leadership from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Outside of work, Karla enjoys cooking, running, and outdoor activities with her young family.

Courses Taught

Program Planning and Management


  • EdD, University of Massachusetts
  • MEd, University of Massachusetts
  • BS, Georgetown University
Karla Giuliano Sarr, EdD

SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in Sustainable Development Practice (Part-Time Hybrid)

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