Sarah Curtis-Fawley is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Psychology, Sarah managed a large national research project on juvenile justice for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. A Fulbright Fellowship brought Sarah to Australia for the first time in 2001, where she was on staff at Griffith University’s Department of Criminology. Sarah then spent several years working for the state of South Australia, managing demonstration projects under the auspices of the Social Inclusion Unit.
In 2008 Sarah and her Australian husband Chris moved back to the States, and Chris’ yearnings for a meat pie led to the launch of a specialty bakery and hospitality company in Portland, Oregon. The business grew rapidly and was featured on national media including the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and the Travel Channel. The success of Sarah’s company and its contributions to the community led to her recognition as a ‘Woman of Influence’ by the Portland Business Journal. Sarah sold her business to investors in 2018, and recently moved back to Adelaide to raise her young daughter as an Aussie. Sarah is currently working towards a Master of Business Administration at the University of Adelaide.