Sara is a Physical Chemistry Ph.D. candidate and NDSEG Fellow at the University of Chicago. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin. Sara worked in defense/security science and in oncology drug discovery prior to graduate school. Her current research focuses on energy capture, energy transfer, and photoprotection in light-harvesting bacteria. Outside of the lab, she is a teaching consultant at the Chicago Center for Teaching and a guest engagement volunteer at the Shedd Aquarium.