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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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




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



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



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



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