Sarah Sieloff is a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi Fellow whose research focuses on the fiscal and physical impacts of population aging and decline on Japanese cities and towns, and related local policy responses. Hosted by the Institute for Global Environmental Studies, Sarah's research encompasses a multidisciplinary cluster of issues, including land use, economic revitalization, urban planning, and gender equity.
Prior to her current fellowship, Sarah served for five years as the Executive Director of the Center for Creative Land Recycling, the U.S.'s premier non-profit focused on land reuse issues. Prior to that, Sarah served as the Memphis Team Lead for the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, working with 25 federal agencies to connect city officials with federal resources and technical assistance. A proud native of Washington State, Sarah has a background in international development and has worked in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She is a Truman Scholar, and earned her Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and her BA from Eckerd College. Sarah speaks Spanish, and has a working knowledge of French, Thai and Japanese.