What People Say About Sara

I really appreciated thinking about my research through a different lens. You are such a positive and energetic person, which can be infectious. It also helped the whole group with mixed personalities think "out of the box."
Lajja Desai, MD
Pediatric Electrophysiologist Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Northwestern University
Lurie Childrens Hospital
My favorite part is Sara's radiant energy and positivity. I don't know how it's possible to do more...Simply put, Sara is AMAZING. My only concern after Sara's keynote is what we can do next year to meet the high bar set by Sara.
Julius Leary, Ed.D, MBA
Executive Director of Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute
It was terrific working with Sara; she got me excited and more focused…Sara helped me see my faults and provided valuable advice to overcome them.
Raid Suleiman, PhD, Astrophysicist
Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Sara brings so much light to a room, even when discussing serious topics…The real-life examples and interactive activities where the audience participated in the science communications workshops were incredibly helpful. It was amazing seeing Sara connect organically with the audience at our events. She can adapt to any audience and situation on the fly and has the extra kindness to talk to students after her events.
Abbey Piatt Price, PhD Candidate
Chemical Engineering at Columbia University; Science Major, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
The biggest thing that I learned from Sara and this process was telling your story…And I think not only is it going to benefit me in terms of the research for the community, but also benefit me in being a better academic researcher as well.
Prakash Jabalayan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The energy that you have is so incredibly infectious and it just makes everybody more comfortable and excited to be there and learn from you. The advice about body language, tone and the way you explained how those parts should be implemented and executed by us was really helpful. I feel like everybody can learn something about how they communicate what they are passionate about to others. I have never learned so much about how I can communicate information better from someone, which is why I immediately thought of talking to you about our pitch and why I would recommend you to others.
Jona van Oord
University of Chicago Startup Pitch Won First Place and $400,000 at National Energy Thought Summit 2024
We loved having Sara and will be much better communicators because of her! We learned a lot and faculty loved it.
Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle
Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle, MD
Interim Vice Chairperson, Faculty Affairs Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
RUSH University
Sara is a consummate professional with tremendous skill in terms of science communication. Her vast experience makes well-poised to immediately contribute and her ideas elevated our project significantly. She’s also incredibly engaging in the classroom with students of all levels—from high school to graduate school.
Anna Volerman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
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