Sarah’s interest in astronomy started at a young age, while stargazing with her mom during Girl Scout camping trips. She attended Carnegie Mellon University on a full tuition scholarship, where she was a Dean’s List High Honors student for four semesters, and president of the marching band for one very long (and very loud) year. After getting her undergraduate degree in Physics, she went on to get her Masters in Astronomy from Yale. During her PhD program, she decided to leave academia, but wanted to continue teaching and working with students, which led to her starting work as a tutor. She also works part-time as a cheesemonger, which is the only job she could add to her resume which sounded cooler than “astronomer”.
Sarah has worked as a teacher’s assistant and tutor for several years, primarily working with students on physics, astronomy, math, and GRE prep. Her core belief when it comes to tutoring is that no one is “just not good at [subject]” - anything can be learned with practice, patience, and the right support.
In her spare time, Sarah is an avid video gamer and self-taught baker - her recent creations include chocolate-chili donuts, pumpkin pie cream puffs, and her first attempts at Japanese melon pan.