Sarah Naziha Beddawi is a contract Research Assistant and Drought Guide Coordinator with the USDA Southeast Climate Hub. Sarah has a dual master's degree in international relations from American University and in natural resources and sustainable development from The University for Peace. Her research focused on sustainable development practices that enhance community resilience to economic inequality. She also focused on researching updated funding initiatives by using GIS mapping and gender discrepancy to deliver sustainable practices to farmers in Costa Rica's most isolated rural agricultural villages. As the Drought Guide Coordinator with the Hub, Sarah focuses on assisting with initiatives for delivering climate related outreach, tools, and information to land owners and natural resource managers to inform decision making and improve the resilience of working lands to drought.