Sarah Sakha

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Sarah Sakha is a Public & International Affairs Student at Princeton University.


Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Near Eastern, 2014 – 2018

Activities and Societies: Mental Health Initiative Board, The Daily Princetonian, Princeton Progressive, Princeton Committee on Palestine.[1]

Research & Analysis Intern

Research & Analysis Intern U.S. Department of State, Jul 2017 – Aug 2017 Washington, District Of Columbia Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations.[2]

Princeton Divests Coalition

Princeton Divests Coalition, Apr 2015 – Jan 2017.

Working on campaign to pass a referendum on campus which would compel Princeton University to divest from companies who profit from Israel's occupation of Palestine and commit humans rights violations through education, petitions, outreach, and activism.[3]

The Princeton Progressive

The Princeton Progressive Jan 2015 – Jan 2017

Writing commentary on human rights records and abuses in the West and in Iran and editing articles for Princeton's only leftist magazine.[4]

National Iranian American Council

National Iranian American Council Jun 2016 – Jul 2016.

  • Conducted policy research on issues facing Iranian-American community
  • Wrote memos, news, analysis, and opinion pieces for the blog
  • Assisted with foundation grant applications, proposals, and reports
  • Reported on seminars, briefings, and panel events around D.C. pertaining to Iran/the nuclear deal
  • Assisted with social media and website development[5]

Intern - Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema

May 2015 – Aug 2015, U.S. Congress.

  • Worked with constituents who needed personal assistance with federal agencies, including but not limited to the Social *Security Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Compiled information on free local and national resources, agencies, and organizations for veterans'​, women's, and seniors' resource guides
  • Assisted with Veterans Resource Clinics and community outreach events
  • Wrote letters of congratulations to students, teachers, and business leaders
  • Gained valuable interpersonal and communication skills[6]

Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

Research Assistant Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Mar 2015 – Jul 2015, Princeton University

Conducting research on the history, social policy, and economic policy of social security and welfare in Iran.[7]