Sara Wolverson is a Masters’ Fellow at George Washington University’s Elliott School with a concentration in U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East and 10+ years’ experience in cultural diplomacy. As an actor and teacher, she has engaged with foreign countries through collaborations that foster cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Her academic work focuses on conflict resolution, transnational and cyber security, data analytics, and diplomacy. Sara currently researches how best to combine methods of diplomacy with sanctions to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals. She has basic professional proficiency in French and Persian.