Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Sara is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and the senior program coordinator for the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), where she focuses on efforts to reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism. She has more than 14 years of experience in nuclear non-proliferation/security. Previously, she was executive director for the Center for International Trade and Security and the director for the master’s program in international policy at the University of Georgia. Sara has also held research positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the RAND Corporation, the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. She holds a PhD in Political Science from University College, London, and is the author of Global Nuclear Order (Routledge: 2019) and Politics and the Bomb: The Role of Experts in the Creation of Cooperative Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreements (Routledge: 2014).

I am most excited to work on projects that… are multidisciplinary, creative, international in scope, and focused on concrete solutions.

I am looking for partners that can help me… think creatively and differently about how to reduce nuclear risks.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when a roomful of high-school students asked me how they could pursue careers in the field.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… are those that bring a diverse set of skills, perspectives, and expertise to the nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security fields.