Alumni Authors


sarah petrin headshot and book

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of 
North American-based alumni.

Our October 2021 book is "Bring Rain: Helping Humanity in Crisis"
by Sarah Dawn Petrin (Green, 2000).

Sarah Dawn Petrin is a humanitarian and an educator from Maine. Born in an African village during a season of drought, Sarah has helped refugees since she was 15 years old. From responding to an active shooter in the Capitol of Washington, DC to being held hostage by a warlord in the Sahara Desert, she has borne witness to the radical acts of ordinary heroism that lead to global change. She has worked in more than 20 countries with the United Nations and the Red Cross and is the founder of Protect the People. She is a voice of authority who advocates for people in need. She teaches on the Protection of Civilians and Human Security at the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute. Sarah has a Master’s degree from the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University. She lives in Washington, D.C. where she enjoys running with her dog

You can purchase Bring Rain: Helping Humanity in Crisis here.

Read the first few pages at

Contact Sarah for book events at:


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


The North American Office team