Sarah Rotman Parker
Sarah Parker is Director of Insights & Analytics at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. In this role, she sets the strategy to produce evidence-based, action-oriented research for the industry. This research aims to analyze new insights and trends in the financial services industry to better serve financial consumers and provide them with the tools for greater financial health. Prior to joining CFSI, Sarah (Rotman) Parker was a Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP. She managed CGAP's mobile banking and digital finance agenda in francophone West Africa. She also led CGAP's global research on electronic government payments, looking at ways to leverage these monetary flows to bring the unbanked into the formal financial system.
Earlier in her career, Sarah worked with a microfinance bank in Rwanda, worked for a development nonprofit on education projects in Haiti and throughout Africa, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin. She holds a Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelors from Wheaton College.