Sarah Zimskind

Senior Associate

Sarah Zimskind

Senior Associate

Sarah is a Senior Associate with the Defense & Aerospace Practice at The Asia Group, where she provides strategic analysis of geopolitical trends and U.S. foreign policy development to support defense clients looking to expand their footprint in the Indo-Pacific. 

Prior to joining The Asia Group, Sarah served as policy advisor in the China and Taiwan directorate at the National Security Council. In this role, she supported high-level bilateral engagements with the PRC and drove U.S. policy development on PRC human rights issues and multilateral systems. Previously, Sarah worked as an action officer on the defense programs team at the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. There she led coordination on congressional and public engagements related to nuclear stockpile management and international programs and supported long term strategic planning processes for the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs and the Undersecretary for Nuclear Security.  

Sarah holds an MA in International Security and Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and a BA in International Affairs from the University of Georgia Morehead Honors College. In her spare time, Sarah can be found playing Mahjong, going on long walks with her dog Hermione, or working out at her favorite DC gym.