About

Sara is a New York-based experience designer, science educator, and space nerd. She's currently making awesome shit at Designit NYC.

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PRESS

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

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 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 – March 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