Loading... please wait
Sara Hommel Headshot - Sara Hommel

Sara Hommel

Senior Advisor, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Save the Children

Bio Current as of July 15, 2021

Sara Hommel has more than 20 years of experience in global development and humanitarian response programming for children and families. In her current role, Sara leads the global Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) portfolio, including the Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program, for the Department of Education and Child Protection in international programs at Save the Children. 

Prior to joining Save the Children, Sara spent 7 years at the Brookings Institution where she designed and managed research and advocacy on global education, health, and nutrition programs and policies for young children. Before her time at Brookings, she worked with several NGOs addressing the needs of children affected by conflict and poverty in multiple countries. She holds a BA in Sociology from St. Lawrence University, an MA in International Relations from Central European University, and is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Education at the University of London. Sara is also a classically trained musician and studied art, music, and drama therapy during both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies.