Sarah grew up in Peoria, Illinois and spent her days climbing trees and reading books. She headed to Boston when she was 16 to attend Harvard, where she wrote for The Harvard Crimson newspaper, did research in a tissue engineering lab synthesizing nanoparticles as a PRISE fellow, and volunteered with the Phillips Brooks House. Sarah graduated with a BS in Engineering and Applied Sciences, a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy, and an SM in Biomedical Engineering. Bitten by the research bug while studying chromatin at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Sarah is currently a Harvard-MIT MD/PhD student, completing an MD in the Health Science and Technology (HST) program and a PhD in Systems Biology.
Sarah enjoys teaching and tutoring and has extensive experience with one-on-one tutoring and classroom teaching. Most recently, she TAed a course at Harvard College on developmental neurobiology for undergraduates and graduate students. She also worked with high school research students as a summer camp TA. Sarah does application advising for medical school admissions. Her core strengths include biological and physical sciences, engineering, computer science, application advising, and test prep for ACT (36/36), SAT (2330), PSAT (232), MCAT (38R), and SAT II subject tests in Math (800), Chemistry (800), Biology (790).
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running along the Charles River, drawing pun-filled anatomy birthday cards, and reading poetry.