Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
Bio: Sarah Brokenborough obtained her undergraduate degree in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College in 2016. During her junior year, she spent one semester in Brazil learning Portuguese and researching the effects of cultural institutions on the political consciousness of Afro-Brazilians. Following her undergraduate matriculation, Sarah accepted, and extended, a Fulbright ETA grant to Laos. As a Fulbright Scholar, she initiated a mentoring program for Lao youth to develop their English skills and connect them with English-speaking Lao professionals.
Sarah has performed extensive research on transnational activism regarding women’s rights and girls’ education. In the summer of 2018, she completed a Congressional internship with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to better understand U.S. Foreign Policy objectives. Sarah is a former Jumpstart Corps Member. Sarah is also a proud Charles B. Rangel Fellow, and will begin a career as a public-diplomacy coned Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State following her time at Georgetown.
Concentration: Government and History
Research Area – Substantive: U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America, Cultural Heritage, and Cultural Institutions
Research Area – Geographic: Brazil and Lusophone Africa