Sarah earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2013 while working in Professor David Tyler's Lab. After graduation, she accepted a California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Policy Fellowship where she was a fellow in Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla's office. Sarah was assigned several legislative bills authored by Assemblywoman Bonilla. Last Fall, Governor Brown signed AB 2350 ‒ Keeping Women in STEM into law. This bill was developed by an original policy idea Sarah presented to Assemblywoman Bonilla. The new law seeks to increase the number of women in STEM careers by preventing pregnancy discrimination in graduate programs and requiring all California universities and colleges to establish a maternity leave policy for their graduate students. Upon completion of the fellowship, Sarah accepted a permanent position in Assemblywoman Bonilla's office as a Legislative Aide. In addition to handling legislation, Sarah conducts bill analysis and provides vote recommendations to Assemblywoman Bonilla on all bills related to utilities and commerce, energy, water, natural resources, and environmental toxicity. In her free time, Sarah likes to brew beer, cook, hike and is the Programming Chair for the CCST Science Fellows Alumni Group.