Senior Director, Children and Youth Protection and Development
Expertise: Children and Youth, Development, Humanitarian Issues, Research/Evaluation
Sarah Smith is the Senior Director of Child and Youth Protection and Development at the International Rescue Committee. Sarah and her team establish the vision and direction for the IRC’s programs in Child Protection, Education and Youth and Livelihoods around the world. Dr. Smith has over fifteen years of experience managing and advising programs for children and youth in conflict and post-conflict countries throughout Asia and Africa. Before joining the IRC, Sarah worked for Concern Worldwide, UNHCR and as a Peace Corps volunteer, and began her career teaching preschool and elementary school. Sarah earned a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. You can follow her on Twitter at @SarKathSmith.