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Sarah Kalloch

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Sarah Day Kalloch is a 2016 MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, Sarah served on the management team of the Policy and Campaigns Department at Oxfam America, where she built power in the US to support international development legislation and socially responsible corporate policy. She ran Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet Ambassador program, which engages 200+ leading American women, including Members of Congress, faith leaders, actors, and philanthropists, in advocacy to end poverty and injustice worldwide. Sarah also provided global leadership on Oxfam’s Behind the Brands  initiative, which assesses the agricultural sourcing policies of the world's ten largest food and beverage. Since BtB’s launch, Oxfam has secured new polices for women cocoa producers from chocolate giants Mars, Mondelez and Nestle, landmark policies on land rights from Coca Cola and PepsiCo, and new climate commitments from Kellogg and General Mills.

Prior to Oxfam, Sarah was Outreach and Constituency Organizing Director at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), where she spearheaded advocacy for PHR’s campaigns on sexual violence, health in conflict, and HIV/AIDS. Sarah also worked with health professional leaders to found two NGOs in Uganda and Kenya that engage health workers in innovative human rights advocacy

Sarah spent a year in Uganda as a Michael Rockefeller Fellow, conducting research on gender and economics in fishing communities around Lake Victoria in East Africa that was published in the Food Policy Journal. Sarah is a Truman National Security Fellow and Co-Director of the Boston Regional Truman Chapter. She serves as a member of the Allocation Committee and an Ambassador for the Boston Women’s Fund, as Secretary-Elect of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, as a Food Tank Advisory Board member, and as a judge for MIT’s Ideas/Global Challenge competition. Sarah graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard.