About

Sara is a New York-based experience designer, science educator, and space nerd. She's currently making awesome sh-t at Designit NYC.

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PRESS

Featured profile on NYU Tandon Alumni site – November 2018

Featured on NYU Tandon News "Tandon-made virtual reality project wins first prize at NYC Media Lab Summit” – September 2018

Included in Technically Brooklyn's "Your favorite maker’s favorite maker: 12 of Brooklyn’s finest" list – August 2017

Featured on NYU Tandon School of Engineering News "Merging the human experience with technology at the 2017 Integrated Digital Media Showcase” – May 2017

NYS Courts Design Project featured on NYU Tandon School of Engineering News "The Invisibility of Good Design" – May 2017

Research featured on Science Daily "Hunting for giant planet analogs in our own backyard" – March 2017

Featured on National Geographic "Finding Clarity in the Stars" – October 2016

Research featured on NASA JPL's Website "NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm on Small Star" – December 2015

Featured on Italian newspaper "Il Fatto Quotidiano" – December 2015

Featured on Italian newspaper "Lecco Today" – December 2015

Featured on SciArt Magazine "City Sights: Hunter College" – September 2015

Featured in New York Cares "Making College An Option for New York City Students" commercial – July 2015

Added as SheSource Expert on Women's Media Center SheSource Database – August 2015

Featured in Prof. Jill Bargonetti's interview for PBS special American Graduate Day – October 2015

Featured on CUNY Hunter College Homepage – October 2014

Featured on CUNY College of Staten Island Website – September 2014

Featured on Macaulay Honors College homepage "Macaulay Students Use NASA Facility for Their Research" – September 2014

Featured in StarTalk Radio "The Need for Space: Youth Leadership Conference" article – August 2014

Featured in NY Daily News “Sports” section as Scholar Athlete – October 2011

 

 

SPEAKING

Explorer Spotlight Speaker at the 2019 National Geographic Explorers Festival. Video here

Scientist Guest at Astronaut Training show at Caveat NYC

Invited speaker at Astronomy on Tap NYC – September 2018

Invited Speaker at New York City High School of Art & Design – May 2018

Presenter at SESD session at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta – March 2018

Speaker at Astronomy on Tap NYC “The Quantum Physics of U.S. Visas” – March 2017

Invited Scientist at the GVA Sessions Made in Meyrin: “Choreographing in the Quantum space" (which was featured in CERN's newsletter!) in Geneva, Switzerland – October 2015

Panel Speaker at SciArt Center Event at LES Girls Club Planetarium – May 2015

Speaker at Hunter College Undergraduate Research Conference "Investigating Brown Dwarf Near-Infrared Colors" – March 2015

Panelist at Queens College Women and the Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities in STEM (see video here) – March 2015

Assisting Auctioneer at New York Cares Winter Benefit – December 2014

Speaker at TEDxCUNY: "What Science Can Learn from Advertising" – November 2014

Speaker at REU Symposium at American Museum of Natural History "Multi-Resolution Analysis of Red and Blue Brown Dwarfs" – August 2014

Guest Speaker at “GOALS for Girls” event at Intrepid Museum – July 2014

Keynote Speaker at “GOALS for Girls” event at Intrepid Museum – May 2014

Invited Student at Bloomberg's International Women's Day Summit – March 2014

Honoree Speaker at the New York Cares Winter Benefit – December 2013

 

HONORS/awards

National Geographic Early Career Grant – November 2018

National Geographic Explorers Collaboration Grant – April 2017

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant – January 2015

CUNY Hunter College Commencement Special Recognition – May 2016

Valedictorian at Williamsburg Preparatory High School – May 2012

NY1 Scholar Athlete of the Week – January 2012

 

SCIENTIFIC FIELDWORK

Upcoming: "Grandpa's Reef" VR film distribution, education and data collection campaign in Sablayan, Philippines – February 2019

Walter Baade 6.5-meter & Irénée du Pont 2.5-meter Telescope Data Collection at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile – September 2015

NASA IRTF 3.0-meter Telescope Data Collection at Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawai’i – December 2014

Dunlap Summer School: Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation at Dunlap Institute at University of Toronto, Canada – August 2014

2.1-meter Telescope Data Collection at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona – September 2013

 

PUBLICATIONS

Please see my Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=z4VZifgAAAAJ&hl=en