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Sarah is currently a senior physics major and at The University of Maryland, College Park. Sarah completed an Associates Degree in Physics at Green River Community College before transferring to UMD in 2014. She has been active with the Society of Physics Students since 2012, serving for 2 years as an officer of the GRCC Chapter before transferring to UMD. Sarah has served as President and Secretary of the UMD SPS Chapter, officer-at-large of the Women in Physics at UMD, and is currently serving as President of The American Nuclear Society at UMD. Sarah has a great passion for building community and inclusivity in physics, which is shown by her service on the organizing committee of the 2016 and 2017 Conferences for Undergraduate Underrepresented Minorities in Physics, and her involvement in the Access Network, a network of graduate and undergraduate students across the country working towards a vision of a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible STEM community. Sarah has also been conducting undergraduate research with the LZ Dark Matter Detector Collaboration since Fall 2015 under the guidance of Prof. Carter Hall, where she studies and tests the purification process of liquid Xenon for use in the LZ time-projection chamber. Since Fall 2015 Sarah has been training as a Nuclear Reactor Operator through the Maryland University Training Reactor. Sarah plans to pursue a PhD in Nuclear Physics after graduating from UMD and eventually begin a career in nuclear science policy.