Sarah Kalloch
Senior Advisor, Oxfam America

Sarah Kalloch
Sarah Kalloch, Senior Advisor at Oxfam America, builds power in the US to support international development legislation and socially responsible corporate policy.

She runs Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet Ambassador program, which engages 200+ leading American women, including Members of Congress, faith leaders, actors, and philanthropists, in advocacy to end poverty and injustice worldwide. Sarah also provides leadership on Oxfam’s Behind the Brands (BtB) initiative, which assesses the agricultural sourcing policies of the world's ten largest food and beverage. Since BtB’s launch, Oxfam has secured new polices for women cocoa producers from chocolate giants Mars, Mondelez and Nestle, and a landmark policy on land rights from Coca Cola.
Prior to Oxfam, Sarah was Outreach and Constituency Organizing Director at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), where she spearheaded advocacy for PHR’s campaigns on sexual violence, health in conflict, and HIV/AIDS. Sarah also worked with health professional leaders to found two NGOs in Uganda and Kenya that engage health workers in innovative human rights advocacy.

Sarah spent a year in Uganda as a Michael Rockefeller Fellow, conducting research on gender and economics in fishing communities around Lake Victoria in East Africa that was published in the Food Policy Journal. Sarah is a Truman National Security Fellow and Co-Director of the Boston Regional Truman Chapter. She serves as a member of the Allocation Committee and an Ambassador for the Boston Women’s Fund, as Secretary-Elect of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, as a Food Tank Advisory Board member, and as a judge for MIT’s Ideas/Global Challenge competition. Sarah graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.