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Research Manager, Ten-Year Forecast
Sara brings a diverse background in the fields of education, community organizing, and social justice advocacy to her work as a research manager for the Ten-Year Forecast program. Having spent several years in Latin America and Spain before joining IFTF in 2011, she approaches futures thinking from a deeply global perspective. In addition to being a member of the Ten-Year Forecast team, Sara has worked with media companies, foundations, educational institutions, government agencies, and industry clients on projects relating to the future of learning, future work skills, international cooperation, and community engagement, among other topics. She’s an experienced game guide on IFTF’s Foresight Engine platform.
Sara’s primary research interests include community engagement around the future of learning, as well as Latin American education and well-being futures. Before arriving at IFTF, Sara worked for Amigos de las Américas in Ecuador, where she managed an international team to establish a youth leadership and community development volunteer program and cultivated partnerships across a wide variety of NGOs. She spearheaded the creation of an educational curriculum to explore issues of citizenship and civic participation among youth and developed materials for the preservation of local art and culture in the heavily indigenous Andean region where she worked. Sara holds a BA in Latin American studies and Spanish from Oberlin College.