Sarah Smith, Ed.D., is the senior director of education at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She and her team establish the vision and direction for the IRC’s education programs around the world. Dr. Smith has over twenty years of experience managing and advising programs for children and youth in conflict and post-conflict countries. Before joining the IRC, Dr. Smith worked for Concern Worldwide, UNHCR and as a Peace Corps volunteer. She began her career teaching preschool and elementary school. Dr. Smith earned a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.