Sara has known that she wanted to be an osteopathic physician since the age of 12. She feels privileged to be an osteopath and is looking forward to further refining her manipulation skills through osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine training at Maine-Dartmouth. Sara holds an undergraduate degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Before matriculating to Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sara worked as a research assistant, first in the Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at Stanford University, contributing to the development of an optical biomarker assay for cystic fibrosis sweat secretion, then at UC Davis investigating CFTR function. She co-authored a number of publications related to her bench science work in cystic fibrosis. During medical school Sara was selected as the recipient of a pre-doctoral osteopathic manipulative medicine teaching fellowship at Touro, and in this capacity she spearheaded a research project on OMM for cystic fibrosis patients with chronic constipation and distal intestinal obstructive syndrome. She completed a manuscript of her research results during residency and it was published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Sara is passionate about teaching, research, and osteopathic medicine and hopes to deliver full-spectrum care to rural underserved communities. She loves being outdoors and enjoys backpacking, hiking, disc golf, swimming, the ocean, creating functional & decorative art, and playing with her daughter.