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Sara is an international student from Italy, a science educator, and a National Geographic Young Explorer. She is currently a Master’s student at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, using technology and media to develop STEM curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Previously, as an assistant researcher in the Astrophysics department at the American Museum of Natural History, she investigated the properties of low-mass stars called brown dwarfs. She graduated cum laude from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a degree in physics.

From promoting women's participation in science, to working on bridging the gap with the arts, Sara aims to make science less intimidating and more accessible. In 2015, she received an Avon-Tukman fellowship and a Mellon Foundation grant to direct, produce and curate a multi-disciplinary event around the topic of humans in space. In addition to being a TEDxCUNY speaker, Sara has appeared on the NY1 News channel, on the New York Daily News Newspaper, on the Italian newspapers Il Fatto Quotidiano and Lecco Today, as well as on StarTalk.com.

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