As a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Sarah's research focus has been the role of the cerebellum and the primary motor cortex on the time scales of consolidation of motor memory. To better understand the neural basis of memory, she engaged Parkinson's, cerebellar ataxia and essential tremor patient populations, as well as utilized fMRI and TMS. In 2004, she founded the Incentive Mentoring Program. IMP empowers struggling teenagers to break the cycle of poverty, drugs and lack of education by surrounding them with families who fill critical gaps in academic and social support. She adapted IMP services to not only fit the needs of individual high-school students, but also those of the 350 Hopkins student volunteers. Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2002, is an international level ice dancer, and enjoys teaching aerobics in her free time.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2010