Sarah P. Burns

Sarah Burns lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she works in public affairs, fundraising, lobbying, and public advocacy. She has served as Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Women’s Foundation of California and Director of Development for the Institute of the Environment at UCLA.

From 1995–2000, she was a lobbyist for the United Nations Development Program, in Washington, DC, mobilizing resources from the U.S. Congress and the Administration. Her professional experience also includes serving as a Legislative Assistant and Foreign Policy Advisor in the U.S. Congress, and as a consultant to the State Department. She has covered international issues leading up to major UN conferences, and attended the major UN conferences on Environment, Development and Population.

Ms. Burns serves on the Boards of the National Women’s Political Caucus and the National Council of UNA-USA. She holds degrees from Boston College (B.A., Newton College of the Sacred Heart); the University of Madrid (M.A.) and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (MPA), with a focus on international development. She is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Burns can be contacted at info[at] or (202) 448-2898.