Sarah serves as the Graduate Assistant for Programs in the Office of Global Engineering, Education and Research (GEER). She supports the activities and initiatives of GEER and assists with program management and evaluation of the office's international programs.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She is currently a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering and a student in the Computational Tissue Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program at Virginia Tech. She also recently completed a graduate certificate in Science and Technology Studies (STS).
Prior to joining GEER, Sarah worked as a graduate teaching assistant with the Engineering Communications Program and a graduate research assistant with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. Her dissertation focuses on the development of focused ultrasound therapy for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. She has been working with TEAM Malawi towards implementing this therapy in southern Malawi. Sarah was also selected as the inaugural Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering and Science (COVES) Policy Fellow in 2020 from Virginia Tech. Sarah's interests are in research, design, and implementation of global health initiatives and science diplomacy.