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Research Manager, Ten-Year Forecast
Sara joined the IFTF community in 2011 after several years in Latin America and Spain. She brings with her a diverse background in the fields of education, community organizing, and social justice advocacy. Sara approaches futures thinking with a deeply global perspective. In addition to being a member of the Ten-Year Forecast team, she has worked to advance a number of practice areas within the institute and has presented internationally on the future of learning and future work skills. Other projects she has worked on relate to the future of memories, international cooperation, community engagement, and workforce preparation.
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 obtained degrees in Latin American studies and Spanish from Oberlin College. Her favorite pastimes are eating, baking, and asking questions.