Sarah is the Director of the STEM in the Park Mentoring Program at RTP. She is responsible for the day to day management of STEM in the Park, which is a program aimed 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 enjoys playing and teaching tennis, and will use any excuse to talk about science to kids. She is also the local president of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS, Rho Tau Chapter), a group of women scientists who strive to increase the awareness of women’s impacts in science through mentoring, networking and science outreach.