Sarah Craven – Director of UNFPA Washington

A policy advocate and attorney with experience in global health and human rights, Sarah Craven currently serves as the Director of the Washington Office of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In this role, Sarah leads UNFPA’s strategic engagement with policy makers and civil society to advance programs and policies that empower women and girls globally.  Prior to her work at UNFPA, she held positions at the National Women’s Law Center, the U.S. Department of State and on the legislative staff to U.S. Senators Tim Wirth (Colorado) and Spark Matsunaga (Hawaii).  She holds a B.A. from Macalester College, a M.Phil. from Cambridge University (UK) and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar. In 2010, she was named one of Macalester College’s Distinguished Citizens.