Sarah is driven to contribute to the expansion of human potential. Starting at the University of Florida, she leveraged systems biology to further comparative metabolomics understanding in lilies. She then worked at NorthShore University Healthsystem and studied Schizophrenia using CRISPR tools in stem cells and neurons. She is currently studying non-models yeast for climate change solutions using bioinformatics and chemical engineering. Sarah's curiosity has led her to try a variety of activities, including joining her collegiate crew team, trying new foods, and becoming SCUBA certified. As a woman in STEM, supporting and developing her community continues to be her inspiration throughout her PhD and beyond as a pioneer in biotechnology.