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WINS Scholar

Sarah Brakebill-Hacke

Sarah is a current Master of International Policy Student in The Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University where she studies international security at the intersection of food insecurity and conflict. She previously completed her MPhil in Human Evolutionary Biology at the University of Cambridge in 2022, where she studied the origins of food systems during the Neolithic transition and as it informs sharing of resources and cooperation today. Her mission is to help achieve zero hunger worldwide to stabilize regimes across the world, negotiate and advocate for policy reform that will make basic needs the priority, focusing trade, foreign policy and national security on humanitarian goals, rising beyond all challenges of conflict, climate, and economics.

Before studying in the UK, Sarah spent ten years as a political consultant, managing direct voter contact campaigns: canvassing, ballot initiatives, and outreach all over the United States. She attended Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, MN, and received a BA in Global Affairs from Yale University as an Eli Whitney and Jack Kent Cooke Scholar. She is honored to join the WINS cohort at Gordian Knot, and learn from and collaborate with the impressive women in the program.