Sarah Eissler is a Senior Research Associate with Cultural Practice, LLC. Her work focuses on designing and implementing mixed-methods research and evaluation projects that address issues in gender, women’s empowerment, agriculture, food security, and the environment. In addition to her work with Cultural Practice, she has worked with multiple organizations including the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Integra Government Services, Helen Keller International, Conservation International, and Women’s World Banking.
Her dual-title PhDs were in Rural Sociology and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment, and dual-title master’s degrees were in Rural Sociology and International Agriculture and Development from Penn State University. As a Borlaug Fellow and National Geographic Explorer with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), her research focused on the gendered dynamics of climate change among smallholder cocoa farmers in Indonesia.
As part of ILCI, Sarah supports the cross-cutting themes team to provide strategic support to Centers of Innovation and coordinate engagement on cross-cutting themes. She also led the development of the online sensitization training on resilience.