Sarahi Zaldumbide is an Administrative Associate at the Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law. Prior to joining FSI, Sarahi worked at the International Republican Institute (IRI), where she supported the Institutes' democracy and governance programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. During her time at IRI, she specialized in closed and closing society programs, pioneering democracy and governance programming to assist civil society in challenging contexts. Sarahi graduated from Stanford in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with honors. Her honors thesis explored the history of U.S.- Latin America relations during the Cold War era. In 2015, she received a Master of Arts in American History from Stanford as well, where she focused on U.S. national security strategy in the 20th century. Sarahi was born in Quito, Ecuador, and speaks both Spanish and French.