Sarah Weilant

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Senior Policy Analyst
Washington Office


M.P.P. in public policy, American University


Sarah Weilant is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She has a multidisciplinary background and research focus on vulnerable populations through analysis of health, infrastructure and environment, resilience, education, workforce development and national security issues using qualitative and quantitative research methods. Weilant engages with strategic decisionmakers, designs conceptual analytic frameworks, conducts facilitation of workshops with subject matter expertise, and provides project management. She has also conducted primary data collection in the United States, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Prior to RAND, she worked with the Peace Corps as an agriculture extension agent in Senegal, followed by work with the International Rescue Committee in refugee resettlement. Weilant holds a Master's degree in public policy from American University's School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in French with a concentration in African Studies from Michigan State University.

Selected Publications

Curry Hall, Kimberly, Kirsten M. Keller, David Schulker, Sarah Weilant, Katherine L. Kidder, and Nelson Lim, Improving Gender Diversity in the U.S. Coast Guard, RAND Corporation (RR-2770-DHS), 2019

Moore, Melinda, Laura J. Faherty, Shira H. Fischer, Kathryn E. Bouskill, Julie DaVanzo, Claude Messan Setodji, Bill Gelfeld, Emily Hoch, Luke J. Matthews, Sarah Weilant, Michele Abbott, Gabriela Armenta, Rouslan I. Karimov, Adeyemi Okunogbe, Uzaib Saya, a, Evaluation of Two Programs Supporting Global Family Planning Data Needs, RAND Corporation (RR-2112), 2018

Savitz, Scott, Miriam Matthews and Sarah Weilant, Assessing Impact to Inform Decisions: A Toolkit on Measures for Policymakers, RAND Corporation (TL-263), 2017

Bond, Craig A., Aaron Strong, Nicholas Burger and Sarah Weilant, Guide to the Resilience Dividend Valuation Model, RAND Corporation (RR-2130), 2017

Alexander D. Rothenberg, Arya Gaduh, Nicholas E. Burger, Charina Chazali, Indrasari Tjandraningsih, Rini Radikun, Cole Sutera, Sarah Weilant, "Rethinking Indonesia’s Informal Sector," World Development, 80, 2016

Sarah Weilant, Collaborative Disaster Preparedness: Vietnam, the United States, and Regional Experiences (Proceedings from Da Nang, Vietnam, August 18–20, 2015), RAND Corporation (CF-337), 2016

Sude, Barbara, David Stebbins and Sarah Weilant, Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization: Lessons for the Middle East from Past Crises, RAND Corporation (PE-166), 2015

Burger, Nicholas, Charina Chazali, Arya Gaduh, Alexander Rothenberg, Indrasari Tjandraningsih and Sarah Weilant, Reforming Policies for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Indonesia, RAND Corporation (RR-1096), 2015