Sara's career encompasses a wide range of experiences, from community arts programming to engineering research development. For five years she worked in academia at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University where she supported a total of over 100 faculty in the development of collaborative research proposals as well as science curriculum for high school students and the general public. She currently serves as a Senior Officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she focuses on strategic planning, budget management, and special event logistics for a portfolio of biomedical research grants. Sara holds a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and is an alumni of AmeriCorps VISTA (Philly Fellows). She also enjoys spending time mentoring undergraduates as they make the transition from the scholarly to the professional world.