Sarah Pousette, MA in International Economics with a concentration in Development Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,Geneva, Switzerland (Rotary Club or Calgary-Heritage Park and Genève-Internationale), Global Grant Scholar, 2016-2018.

 
Sarah initially moved to Calgary from Prince George, British Columbia, to train for Long Track Speed Skating at the National Training Centre located at the Olympic Oval. After several years of skating and school, Sarah decided to trade her Olympic ambitions for a new dream of working in the field of International Development.
 
Extremely passionate about women’s social and economic empowerment, Sarah spent two summers of her undergraduate degree conducting research in Ghana on women’s empowerment through vocational training programs and microfinance. In Calgary, she sat on the Board of Directors and hosted a radio show for CJSW 90.9, was the Vice President Operations and Finance for the University of Calgary Students’ Union, coached with the Calgary Speed Skating Club, and chaired the University of Calgary Refugee Student Board.
 
Since she grew up without watching TV (except for the Olympics every four years) Sarah likes to spend her spare time on things she loves: camping, hiking, drinking decaf coffee and reading. She hopes that, while living in Geneva, she will have a little bit of time between her studying to continue to do that!
 
See more about Sarah Pousette’s career on her LinkedIn page.