Sarah Montgomery – Steering Committee Member

Sarah Montgomery, Steering Committe Member

Sarah is a sustainable development practitioner focusing on Education Access.  Based in Durham, N.C., Sarah is the Executive Director of Sister Communities of San Ramón (SCSRN). Before coming to SCSRN, Sarah worked as the College Access Associate at the East River Development Alliance, working with low-income students hoping to become the first in their families to go to college. Sarah also worked for two years in Nicaragua in sustainable, community-based development. As the Field Director for the Norwalk-Nagarote Sister City Project she oversaw programming for over 150 young people including Academic Reinforcement, After-School Enrichment, Community Education (Life Skills) and Environmental Education. Prior to joining the Sister City Project, Sarah worked for Asociación Tepeyac and Make the Road NY, non-profit community based organizations in New York City, in the areas of health access, labor and education rights with low-income and Latino immigrant communities. During college Sarah spent a year studying in Santiago, Chile and upon completing her degrees worked with a variety of human rights NGOs and indigenous communities affected by displacement in Chiapas, Mexico.

She holds an M.A. in International Affairs (Socio-economic Development) from the New School for Social Research, and B.A. degrees in Social Thought and Political Economy, and Spanish as well as a certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.