Sarah Margon is the Associate Director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Before joining the Center for American Progress, Sarah was a senior foreign policy advisor to Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and also served as staff director to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs. Prior to her time in the Senate, Sarah was a policy advisor for humanitarian response and conflict at Oxfam America. At Oxfam, Sarah focused on a number of conflicts in Africa as well as critical peace and security issues such as civilian protection, conflict prevention, and security sector reform. Sarah has also worked for the Democracy Coalition Project, the Center for National Security Studies, and George Soros's Open Society Institute. A term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, Sarah has a master's degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. Sarah has traveled widely throughout Africa and Southeast and South Asia.