The American Corner of Abu Dhabi City hosted its third “Coffee with a Diplomat” on Monday 28 April February 2014. Ms. Sarah Grow, Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy, challenged the audience of about 33 students and staff, quizzing them about some interesting environmental facts. She also invited students to come up with ideas on how each of them can make a significant difference for the environment. Sarah shared her own family’s experience in practicing “green” living which stimulated many interesting questions from the audience.
Sarah Grow grew up in the State of Washington, and joined the Foreign Service in 2006. Prior to joining the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Sarah served at US Consulates General in Mumbai, India and Istanbul, Turkey. Previously, Sarah worked on communications and human rights issues in Bosnia, Colombia and Turkey. She has also worked for 10 years as a professional translator and teacher of Spanish and Italian languages. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, and later a Master’s from Columbia University. She speaks Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Farsi, French, Serbo-Croatian, some Hindi and has begun learning Arabic. Later this year, she will assume a new post as an Iran analyst in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.