Sarah Gesiriech is principal for 127 Global Strategies, a consultancy that advances policy and programs for child and family protection initiatives. She recently served as the U.S. Government Special Advisor on Children in Adversity, leading interagency coordination for global child protection. She has worked in child and family policy for over 25 years in both the public and private sectors, including the White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, and on Capitol Hill. She also served leadership roles at the Faith to Action Initiative, Casey Family Programs, and at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.