Sarah Alvarez currently serves as the Program Associate for the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program. In this capacity, Sarah ensures the incorporation of performance management best practices into the daily operations of the program. Prior to joining the Latinos and Society Program, Sarah was a program assistant for two years coordinating logistics and mobilizing evaluation teams in the Eastern Caribbean, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa and Cambodia. In this role, she contributed to performance management plans, evaluation reports and technical proposals for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State, and designed and managed training courses for more than 100 State Department employees. Sarah serves on the board of directors for La Ceiba Microfinance Institution, a program of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and in Honduras. She has a B.A in international affairs (magna cum laude) and a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Mary Washington. Sarah has served as a mentor for the Emerging Leaders Program in Arlington and as a Senior Peer Career Advisor at the University of Mary Washington. A native of Virginia with Puerto Rican roots, Sarah brings experience and passion for serving the Latino Community, along with an interest in food security and higher education administration, especially as they relate to policy and program effectiveness.