Hi! My name is Sarah, and I'm an advocate for gender equality. I am deeply passionate about making the world a place where girls and women can thrive.
In 2014, I founded Girl Up Qatar, the United Nations Foundation campaign's first branch in the country. I was selected to be one of the BBC's 100 Women, named a #GirlHero by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, and spoke at the World Innovation Summit for Education.
In 2015, I was appointed to Girl Up's global Teen Advisory board for a year-long term. I was also named one of Salt Magazine's 100 Inspiring Women.
In 2016, I gave a TEDx talk, was a Youth Delegate for the U.S. at two Youth Assemblies at the United Nations, and worked with an innovative new company and app called STAND. I participated in events with UNDP, UNICEF, the Malala Fund, Under One Sky, Girl Effect, and a number of other global organizations.
In 2017, I continued my work as a Youth Delegate by attending events during the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN and the summer session of the Youth Assembly.
In 2018, I was selected to partake in the Global Thinkers Forum's Telemachus mentorship program and became a member of the Student Advisory Board for the 1,000 Dreams Fund.
In 2019, I began my research on the intersection of sexual violence and women's political participation and started as an intern at Women without Borders.
In 2020, I became a Community Engagement Intern at All in Together, an organization that encourages women's civic engagement in the United States. I completed my undergraduate thesis on threats of sexual violence and harassment facing women politicians globally and began an MRes in Social Research at UCL.
In 2021, I started my work as a Research Intern at #ShePersisted Global and Data in Action, LLC. I am now working on my dissertation, and am preparing to enter the data collection phase.