Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was appointed to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in 2019.
Sarah served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidante of the President, Sarah advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two and a half years, Sarah was at the President's side, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and staffing the President on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. Sarah is only the third woman and the very first mom to ever hold the job of White House Press Secretary.
Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sarah as "irreplaceable," a "warrior" and "very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job."
An early supporter of President Trump, Sarah joined the Trump campaign as a senior advisor in February 2016 during the Republican primary, and continued in that role through the President's November triumph, one of the greatest and most unexpected election victories in American history.
Sarah has previously worked in leadership roles for U.S. Senators, Governors, and presidential campaigns. In Arkansas, Sarah was a senior advisor to Senator Tom Cotton’s 2014 election victory over the incumbent Senator, and was campaign manager for Senator John Boozman’s 2010 election victory over the incumbent Senator. And in 2007 and 2008, Sarah helped lead her father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, to victory in the Iowa Caucuses and seven other states as his National Political Director.
Sarah has been named one of TIME Magazine's "40 under 40" and is recognized as one of the best political operatives of her generation.
Sarah has also advised major Fortune 500 companies and non-profits, including serving as campaign manager of the ONE campaign, a global non-profit founded by U2's Bono to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
She is married to her husband, Bryan, and they have three children, Scarlett, Huck, and George, and live in Little Rock, Arkansas.