Sarah Morell is an MAS candidate at Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Since 2015, she has served as a political analyst on the Middle East at the Central Intelligence Agency, helping to support U.S. national security objectives through written analysis and briefings to senior U.S. policymakers. She served a six-month tour as a briefer in the region in 2018 and was in the inaugural class of McCain National Security and Counterterrorism Fellows from 2020-21. Sarah graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in political science from the University of Chicago in 2015. During college, she was selected as a Presidential Fellow though the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, an undergraduate fellow through the University of Chicago’s Program on International Security Policy, and the University of Chicago’s delegate to the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She also studied abroad at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, focusing on international relations of the Middle East. Sarah lives in New Haven with her husband, who is a student at Yale Law School.