The Two Rabbits team is comprised of two recent graduates from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Sarah Strader, executive director
Sarah first piloted the Two Rabbits program in 2014 with the Baka, a group of hunter-gathers in Cameroon with whom she had lived and worked since 2011. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received her undergraduate degree in International Politics and Development in Washington, DC at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. After graduation, she lived and worked with Baka hunter-gatherers in Cameroon as a Fulbright researcher from 2011-2012. She later consulted for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on education for indigenous peoples, and then moved to Washington, DC to manage large-scale basic education projects in Africa with Chemonics International. She has a Master's in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Matt owens, operations director
An Arkansas native, Matt Owens’ interest in education began while teaching English at a summer camp in China. After he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2013 with a BA in History and Spanish, Matt accepted a grant with US Fulbright Programs to teach English, social sciences, and global citizenship in Spain. In 2015 he began work with Spring International Language Center, where he provided support for teacher training programs and coordinated cross-cultural activities for English-language students. He has also worked for WorldTeach to design and write a teacher training curriculum for first year volunteer teachers. Matt joined the Two Rabbits team in 2016 and graduated in May 2017 with a Master's in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Over the past year, Two Rabbits has been grateful to have the support of Kara Howard and Mary Pham to establish the project's implementation framework and test its feasibility in new location. Kara Howard joined the Two Rabbits team in August 2016. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho, working in a local primary school as both an English teacher and trainer for local teachers and volunteers. Mary Pham worked as a civic and peace education consultant in Myanmar, where she has consulted on numerous development projects and facilitated peace education workshops to address ethnic and religious conflict in Kachin and Rakhine State.