Effective December 16, 2013,Sara Nathan was named President & CEO of AMIGOS. Ms. Nathan has served as the Managing Director of Programs at AMIGOS’ International Office since 2009.
Sara has twelve years of experience working with AMIGOS in Latin America, in the chapter network, and most recently at the International Office. She began as a volunteer, assumed leadership positions in
Latin Americaculminating with managing a country project in
after graduating college. She gained other professional experience and is now positioned to lead the organization to its 50th anniversary.
As Managing Director of Programs, Ms. Nathan has led many new initiatives that have expanded opportunities for youth involvement in AMIGOS, positioning AMIGOS to thrive going forward. She championed the first federal grant application for the Youth Ambassadors program, allowing AMIGOS to manage two-way exchanges and programming for youth from South America and the United States. She guided the development of college student programming and the Gap Year Program, allowing AMIGOS volunteers to spend up to an academic year in
Latin America after completing high school. During her tenure, the number of Latin American AMIGOS volunteers has increased ten-fold.
She holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of
and a Masters of Science in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to her position at AMIGOS, Ms. Nathan served as Vice-Chair at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies.