Sarah Perrine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust for Social Achievement (TSA.) Prior to assuming this role in 2012, Sarah served for four years as Director of Programs for the Economically Disadvantaged with the America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF). Under her leadership, the ABF established several of its flagship programs and awarded more than 50 grants supporting education and access to income for Bulgaria’s disadvantaged. In collaboration with ABF, Sarah launched the TSA in order to develop a long-term strategy for engagement in this sphere, and to develop the necessary tools to more accurately assess impact and progress.
Sarah first came to Bulgaria in 1999 as a teacher with the United States Peace Corps. In 2002, she returned as a Fulbright Fellow to conduct more specialized research on leadership trends and policies to promote social inclusion in Bulgaria, an experience that helped cement a lasting engagement with Bulgaria’s Roma community. Over the past decade, she has acquired professional experience in the private, public, intergovernmental, and nonprofit sectors, including work with the U.S. Department of States and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Sarah holds a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a Master of Arts from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Mount Holyoke College.