Sarah came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the University of California, San Diego, where she majored in Cognitive Neuroscience and Political Science. Before attending Mount Sinai, Sarah worked at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. She entered the neuroscience PhD program in 2016.
Through the course of her career, Sarah has been heavily involved in outreach programs focused on providing mentorship and professional resources to under-served groups. Prior to attending Sinai, Sarah acted as the Mentorship Program Director and outreach coordinator for the Network for Women in Science at Scripps. While at Sinai, Sarah Co-directed the First Generation Scholars program, served on the Diverse Brains Committee, SPA committee, and has both formally and informally mentored over 15 individuals during her tenure. She received her own funding through the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual NRSA (F31) on its first submission, six research- based travel grants and has authored 13 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Sarah would like to thank her family and friends, and especially thank the faculty at Mount Sinai for their unwavering support and guidance, and the freedom to pursue her own scientific interests and vision. Palliative Care.