Sarah Rupert is a multilingual project manager and team builder with a love for people and communities. Sarah has four years of experience working with international non-profits. In her current Program Associate position at CIPE, Sarah helps manage a portfolio of democracy and economic reform programs in North Africa, including a healthcare project with the Tunisian Ministry of Health, women’s economic empowerment in Morocco, and corrosive capital reform efforts across the region. Prior to CIPE, Sarah spent two years as a Youth Development Specialist in rural southern Morocco where she worked at four institutions focused on students and women. She is proud to have collaborated on community-led projects such as a Linguistics Summer Camp for 100+ elementary school students, a Traveling Life Skills Workshop around Tiznit province, and ongoing English, life skills, and sports classes. Sarah has also worked at Sister Cities International where among other things, she organized a Youth Leadership Summit in Colorado that hosted 120 participants from around the world. At the University of Virginia, Sarah studied Foreign Affairs and French. During her studies, Sarah had the opportunity to study abroad and intern at the University’s International Studies Office in Morocco. These experiences have shaped her desire to make a difference and form meaningful relationships across cultures, languages, and ideologies. Sarah’s areas of interest include women and youth empowerment, rural community advocacy, and cross-cultural exchange.