Sarah is a doctoral student in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education at The University of Texas at Austin. After earning her B.A. in Philosophy and Neuroscience from The University of Southern California, she taught upper elementary and middle school science in Orange County, California. As a graduate student at UT, she has served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate classes in the departments of history, biology, psychology, and education, and as an assistant instructor for Science Methods, a course for pre-service elementary teachers, and Fundamentals for Teaching Assistants, a course for first-time graduate teaching assistants in the Natural Sciences. Sarah is a certified Texas Master Naturalist and Audubon Master Birder and is highly involved in public outreach and education through the Capital Area Master Naturalists chapter.
Currently, Sarahs doctoral research explores pre-service teachers use of video resources in teaching elementary science within the framework of technological and pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) for teaching. Sarah is the recipient the George I. Sanchez Endowed Presidential Fellowship and the Jewel Popham Raschke Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Mathematics Education.