Sara Conklin graduated with a BA in International Relations and Political Science from Florida International University in 2011. As an MA student in the Center for Afric an Studies at Stanford, she specialized in global health, culture and society. In 2007, Sara interned with the American Islamic Congress in Boston, directing the city-wide Boston Muslim Film Festival: "Art Under Fire". The year following, Sara traveled to Arusha, Tanzania with a nonprofit organization called Support for International Change. While living in a village homestay, Sara conducted research with a team on HIV/AIDS education in the Kilimanjaro district and eventually developed an HIV awareness campaign. In 2010, studying abroad with her university, Sara wrote ethnographic entries on globalization and heritage tourism in Senegal and The Gambia. Sara intends to continue research in global health and infectious disease, particularly targeting health education initiatives for at-risk communities in Sub Saharan Africa.