Helps global clients navigate complex government affairs matters in the United States and around the world.
Provided strategic advice and policy guidance to members of Congress in both the House and Senate for more than 12 years on foreign policy, national security, and more. Worked as a senior government relations advocate at Freedom House. Most recently served as the lead majority staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee.
Loves to cook, play tennis, travel, and hike when not cheering on her kids at soccer or karate. She grew up in South Florida and still prefers the beach to anywhere else.
Sarah Trister is a Director on FGS Global's International Affairs team, based out of the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
Before joining FGS, Sarah was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor for Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and Cybersecurity. She was previously the Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), where she oversaw all policy and legislative work for the office. Sarah spent fiive years at Freedom House where she conducted outreach and advocacy on human rights in American foreign policy. She started her Hill career on the legislative team for Congressman John W. Olver (D-MA).
Sarah earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami (FL) and a Master’s Degree in American Government, with a minor in International Relations, from Georgetown University. She completed a Certificate in International Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She’s a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Adam and two children.