Sarah Cechvala

Senior Program Manager


Sarah Cechvala joined CDA in 2013.  Her professional areas of expertise are corporate social impacts, conflict sensitive business, and responsible business practice.  Sarah also has expertise in accountability and feedback loops, and listening processes and methodologies.

Before joining CDA, she worked for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on a number of projects focused on displacement, vulnerable populations, and gender-based violence in conflict zones.

Sarah has a background in forced displacement and durable solutions for refugees and IDPs.  In 2011, she lived in Kenya, and worked as a Legal Aid performing refugee intake interviews and supporting a community-driven peace and reconciliation initiative.

Sarah also has training and curricula development experience, and supported the implementation of the humanitarian response and disaster simulation with the Humanitarian Studies Initiative.

She worked as an ESL instructor in Ecuador, and has experience living and working in Latin America and Southern Africa.  She holds an MA from Georgetown University and an BA from Boston University.


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