sarahjacksonSarah Jackson has lived in Oman since 2001, most recently working as Country Director of AMIDEAST/Oman (America Mideast Education and Training Services, Inc.), a non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and located throughout the Middle East and North Africa, offering English language instruction, professional skills training, entrepreneurship workshops, and other education and training programs and services. Prior to her work with AMIDEAST (from September 2007 – August 2016), Sarah worked for six years as Director of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) portfolio at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat, overseeing programs in the areas of economic development, education, governance and women’s empowerment.

Sarah served on the Board of Directors of the Oman American Business Council (previously the Muscat American Business Council) from January 2011 – August 2016 and has been a member of the organization since 2007. She has also served on the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee since it was established in Spring 2012, working with other committee members on entrepreneurship, employment and education programs that support Oman’s economic development.

Sarah has over 25 years of experience in international development, including management positions and consultancies with a variety of non-governmental organizations such as Catholic Relief Services in Kenya and Senegal, Agricultural Cooperative Development International in Egypt, and the International Rescue Committee in New York. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economy from Williams College, both in the United States.