Erik Sperling is the Executive Director of Just Foreign Policy. He has worked as Senior Adviser and Counsel in the offices of Congressman Ro Khanna and Congressman John Conyers. He has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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.
Megan Iorio handles Just Foreign Policy’s administration and finances. She was previously Just Foreign Policy’s Organizing Director.
Megan has been involved in Just Foreign Policy’s work since 2008, when she began to contribute research, writing, and technical expertise to the organization’s campaign to prevent a U.S. war with Iran. Her other work includes investigating human rights abuses in the West Bank as a Palestine Works Fellow at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jerusalem.