Kara Savitt is the communications coordinator for the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy program. She served previously as the scientific affairs officer at the embassy of Israel in D.C., where she coordinated scientific and environmental initiatives on behalf of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Kara graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2020 where she majored in political science, history, and public policy. She was born and raised in Chicago and performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a member of their Children’s Chorus from 2008 to 2011.