Sarah Pellegrin

Sarah Pellegrin

Los Angeles, CA, US



Self-directed professional with strong leadership qualities and deep knowledge and interest in urban regeneration and community development. Significant research and analysis abilities as evidenced by recent completion of Ph.D. in Geography from King’s College London. A team player with progressively responsible management and administrative experience with the ability to play an instrumental role on impactful projects. Comfortable collaborating with all levels of staff. Effective writing and verbal communication skills; able to offer complex problem resolution. Sound record of building strong relationships with key stakeholders and providing strategic operational plans. Proficient skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher; Wordpress; and web content management systems for Mac’s and PC’s.


Washington College of Law American University, Washington, DC, US, Adjunct Faculty Support Specialist

• Interface with tenured faculty and provide assistance to the adjunct faculty members working across different departments.
• Manage 2-4 employees.
• Manage and coordinate textbook orders for the law school.
• Manage and coordinate school-wide document scanning project.
• Front office manager in charge supply expenditure and maintenance.
• Assist with the hiring and training of new department personnel.
• Developed and maintained task-tracking for self and employees for efficiency analysis.
• Communicate with and manage expectations of a wide variety of people and personalities throughout institution.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2014

European Study Abroad (EUSA) - London, UK, London, UK, Work Placement Administrator

• Streamlined system to centralize 500+ files and provided efficient, accurate information flow.
• Worked with team of Placement Managers to distribute internship placements within deadline.
• Gained knowledge of student visa requirements; advised students and parents about life abroad.

Mar 2008 - Jun 2010

National Academies of Science, Washington, DC, US, Senior Program Assistant

• Planned and executed the logistics of over 20 committee meetings in Washington DC and throughout the country.
• Maintained positive relations between a widely diverse range of staff and committee members employing communication and interpersonal skills.
• Improved file and database organization for numerous committees and increased overall efficiency.
• Lent editing and creative skills to improve research reports.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2007


Kings College London, University of London, London, UK, PhD, Geography

Thesis: Mortars to malls: analyzing the relationship between peacebuilding and urban regeneration through a comparative study of place

Sep 2007 - Nov 2011

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, IE, Masters, Peace Studies

Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach, CA, US, Bachelors, Religious Studies and Comparative Literature

Jan 2001 - Dec 2002

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