Sarah Piccini

2015/2016 Kirchner Food Fellow

Sarah is a first year student at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she studies food security and the world food economy. She holds bachelors degrees in Business Administration and International Studies from North Carolina State University, where she graduated with honors. Sarah’s passion for food security and international development began while working with a farmer’s cooperative in the Ecuadorian Highlands.

Sarah spent three years a Consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Washington DC. As part of the Deloitte Emerging Markets Group, she served on public financial management projects in Latin America and the Middle East. Later, Sarah relocated to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to focus on food security and development. In HCMC, Sarah implemented development programs, gave a lecture series on food security, and served as an independent consultant to start-up social enterprises.

Sarah believes that private enterprise and investment can push the boundaries of today’s food security initiatives and deliver new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenge.