Sara Abarbanel started working at the Law School in 2011 as an Administrative Associate on the Faculty Support Team. She graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago in 2010 with a B.A. in International Studies. Her bachelor’s thesis “Breaching the American Citadel: Understanding American Exceptionalism in US Foreign Policy Decisions” explored the relationship of American exceptionalism and international institution implementation decisions in the United States. While at Chicago, Sara was a Student Marshal, the highest honor awarded to undergraduates based on faculty recognized academic achievement and leadership contributions. Prior to the Law School, Sara worked at Peninsula Temple Sholom and the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. In her spare time, Sara volunteers with the University of Chicago Bay Area Alumni Club as the Young Alumni Chair and with the Stanford Hillel on the Gesher Planning Board. Sara is interested in policy implementation, primarily at the local and state levels.