6th year graduate student
Fournier Lab, Microbiology
Sarah is a Microbiology PhD student in the Fournier Lab. Her research combines bioinformatic and experimental approaches to explore how microbes modify Earth’s chemical cycles, and how these abilities have evolved over billions of years. A native Californian, she received a B.S. in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego before coming MIT to study Science Writing. After receiving her Master’s, Sarah worked full-time as a science journalist and fact checker in Washington, D.C., before coming back to MIT. In addition to science and writing, she’s a fan of baking, musicals, hiking and baseball.