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Sally Sargeant-Hu

Image of Sally Sargeant-HuSally joined the research team at the Idaho Policy Institute in June 2017 having previously worked for an India-based healthcare non-profit as an independent consultant. At the Idaho Policy Institute Sally works as a Research Associate and contributed to an assortment of projects in the areas of public policy research, survey design, and stakeholder engagement. Sally holds a BS and MA in Political Science from Boise State University. During her time studying at BSU, Sally’s research endeavors focused on poverty alleviation, the use of Conditional Cash Transfer programs in Brazil to cultivate sustainable human development, and analyzing policy tools to provoke long-term positive change in developing nations.

Originally from England, Sally graduated high school and her sense of adventure led her to Boise, Idaho. From there, she spent time travelling the USA and later journeyed to Ecuador where she engaged with medical teams setting up emergency medical clinics in rural communities.

Sally then returned to formal education and moved to the Netherlands to attend the University College Roosevelt Academy as an Art History undergraduate. After two semesters in the Netherlands, Sally transferred to Boise State University in 2012 and graduated from the Honors College in 2014 with a BS in Political Science and went on to complete the accelerated MA program whilst working as a Graduate Assistant at the Public Policy Research Center at BSU.

During her undergraduate career at Boise State University Sally was active in the Outdoor Program as a Trip leader / River guide, and as a member of the Political Science Association. Sally also represented BSU at the Intercollegiate Studies Institution in Alabama, 2013 and the Wheatley International Affairs Conference in Utah, 2014.

When not working Sally enjoys trailing running, rafting, biking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.