Sarah Yagoda

Program Officer @ Meridian

Sarah Yagoda joined Meridian’s GlobalConnect Division in October 2015. As a Program Officer, she develops and manages a variety of international professional exchange and training programs. Prior to joining Meridian, Sarah worked as a Program Officer with the WASHplus Project at FHI 360, where she provided programmatic support to water, sanitation, hygiene, and household air pollution projects across Africa and South Asia. Sarah has wide-ranging experience in the international development and education sectors. Domestically, she worked as a researcher at ICF International, as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the microfinance organization ACCION USA, and as an intern for the Americas Program at The Carter Center. Sarah's international experience includes teaching English through WorldTeach in China, organizing a multilateral conference on climate change with the FAO in Chile, and designing seminars on education and disability issues with the Foundation for Sustainable Development in Ecuador.

Sarah has a dual Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Georgia. She possesses a Level II certification in Project Management in Development (PMD Pro) and speaks Spanish, Mandarin, and French, in addition to having basic knowledge of Portuguese.