Sarah is the Director of STEM RTP, the STEM education initiative of the Research Triangle Foundation. She is responsible for guiding the vision of the initiative and developing strategic partnerships to fulfill the goal of STEM RTP, which is to increase access to and understanding of the STEM fields to underserved populations, specifically girls, students from low-income backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities.
Sarah comes to us with an extensive mix of Triangle flavor. She received her undergraduate degree from NC State and her PhD from UNC. She has most recently worked at NC Central University through a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant and at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in the Genomics and Microbiology lab. She has a PhD in microbiology, extensive experience in STEM outreach and is passionate about societal scientific literacy, fostering intellectual curiosity, women in STEM, STEM mentoring and of course, bacteria.