Sarah Gentry

Program Officer @ Meridian
Sarah Gentry

Sarah Gentry is a Program Officer in Meridian International Center's GlobalConnect division, where she designs and manages international education programs and supports the division's business development efforts. Sarah managed several facets of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, including the YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute, program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), Learning Management System, and the Fellow application and selection processes.
Prior to joining Meridian, Sarah served as a Program Officer at IREX, where she administered and led M&E strategies for educational programs with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of State, and private sector clients in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. From 2012 to 2015, she administered a professional development program with youth leaders from across Pakistan, as well as programs to promote higher education reform through curriculum development and technology advancement in Iraq and Kurdistan. Sarah also worked at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where she supported educational programs in Latin America, such as academic and internship programs focused on conflict resolution, human rights, and democratic governance. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, where she focused on entrepreneurship, community banks, and early-childhood education in collaboration with educators, community leaders, and women's groups. Sarah has a Master of Arts in Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, minor in Classical Studies, from the College of Charleston. She speaks fluent Spanish.