Sara Alaa

Sara Alaa

Fellowship year

2019 - 2020


Civic Education

Placement when a fellow

Program Assistant - Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI)

Current employment &/or degree seeking

MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning) Field Officer - Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Higher education

Bachelor of Science in Political Science - Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University

Current country of residence



Sara graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. She majored in political science, minored in public administration and graduated with a very good grade. After graduation, she joined the Lazord Fellowship hosted by the John D. Gerhart Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC). It was an eye-opening regional experience that provided her with professional and civic skills through a year-long job placement at the Civic Participation Program of the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI) as a program assistant. She considers this experience a milestone in her career that made her grounded and well-prepared to pursue a professional career in development sector. In 2022, she graduated with a Monitoring and Evaluation Diploma, offered by AUC. Currently, she works as a MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning) at Catholic Relief Services.