Sally Beiruti


Sally Beiruti works on forced displacement and migration issues, curriculum development and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). In addition to teaching at RISD, she is the M&E program manager for the Switchboard Project at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in New York. Before joining Switchboard, she was a graduate research and teaching assistant in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University, where she worked on research projects related to health systems and displacement in various host countries. She also worked with the Violence Prevention and Response Unit at IRC to develop a digital literacy curriculum for women and girls in humanitarian settings. 
Beiruti is passionate about providing education to refugees. Before starting graduate school, she worked on a robotics program for girls in public schools in Amman, Jordan. As an undergraduate student with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s D-Lab, she helped develop and conduct design and engineering workshops for refugee women and unaccompanied refugee minors in Athens, Greece.

Beiruti holds a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) from the Population and Family Health Department at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health with a certificate in Public Health and Humanitarian Action, as well as a BS from the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. She is fluent in Arabic and English and is learning French.

Spring 2023

  • ID-24ST-13 Advanced Design: Studio