Planetary Protection Engineer
Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Mount St. Mary’s University - Chalon in 2015. She is a former Caltech SURF Intern for the Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group, and was hired in 2018 as a Planetary Protection Engineer for the Mars 2020 Mission. She is currently involved in the Planetary Protection implementation team for both the Insight and Mars 2020 Missions.
Spacecraft associated microbial populations
2017 – Present, Planetary Protection Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2015, Summer Research Fellow, Caltech WAVE program
2015, B.S. Biochemistry with a minor in Mathematics, Mount Saint Mary’s University - Chalon