Dr Sara Seims

Sara Seims is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and a Senior Advisor to the Packard Foundation. She is based in London where she is analyzing the development assistance policies and practices of the major European donors in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).  The goal of this work is to increase the impact of donor funds on the lives of the world’s poorest women.  Dr. Seims will also work with colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa to test out new approaches to strengthen political commitment to SRHR.  Previous positions held by Dr. Seims include Director of the Population Program of the Hewlett Foundation, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, and Associate Director of the Population Sciences program at the Rockefeller Foundation. She is currently on the  board of directors of DSW/Germany, RutgersWPF/Netherlands, EngenderHealth/USA, and the Ice and Fire Theatre Company in London.  She has a doctorate in demography from the University of Pennsylvania.