Sarah Gardiner

Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America

Sarah Gardiner is Senior Policy Advisor for civic space at Oxfam America. In her role, she supports Oxfam affiliates and partners in responding to threats to global civil society, including restrictions on freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly, and reprisals against human rights defenders. She has a decade of human rights advocacy experience in the government and non-profit sectors. She has previously worked as Policy Director at Freedom for Immigrants, a national nonprofit dedicated to the abolition of immigration detention and The Sentry, an investigative nonprofit focused on exposing and disrupting the financial incentives of conflict. She began her career as a Foreign Service Office at the U.S. Department of State, serving tours in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Madrid, Spain. She is a proud alumni of the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship and holds degrees from Georgetown University and the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She is interested in exploring the increasing overlap between domestic and international policy, particularly as it relates to migration, anti-corruption, and human rights.