About Sara Judge

An accomplished executive with expertise in international education and US-China relations, Sara Judge McCalpin brings more than three decades of experience to her current position as the global director of government relations, Asia for Avenues: The World School. In her leadership role with the organization, she spearheads government relations throughout Asia while working to create a network of K-12 schools across the region. Since joining Avenues: The World School in 2014, Sara Judge has guided several major initiatives, including implementing a government relations strategy, establishing offices in Beijing, and helping to develop potential sites for the organization’s campuses in China.

Sara Judge McCalpin earned her bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Princeton University before going on to pursue postgraduate studies in Chinese language and literature studies at Peking University. Prior to her current position with Avenues: The World School, Ms. Judge held several leadership positions with prominent organizations, including serving as the president of  China Institute in America for nearly a decade. She also acted as an independent consultant to companies interested in entering the Chinese market through her firm River Way Consulting LLC.

Work History

Work History
2005 - 2013


China Institute in America
1997 - 2005

Founder and Principal

River Way Consulting, LLC


1978 - 1982

A.B., East Asian Studies

Princeton University