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Sara

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I am a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. I received my Bachelor of Science in Physics in the spring of 2013. I have been fortunate to have had many exciting experiences during my college career. During the summer before my junior year, I traveled to Arusha, Tanzania with an HIV/AIDS advocacy group called One Heart Source. I lived with an ethnic Maasai family and visited local primary and secondary schools to teach them about HIV prevention and awareness. My immersion in the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of Tanzania has influenced my desire to become a world traveler as a member of the Peace Corps.
The following year, I worked with Dr. Kat Gillen and her research team in a project involved in building and implementing a magneto-optical atom trap (MOT). Our MOT uses lasers and magnetic fields to slow down and collect Rubidium 37 atoms in one location, cooling them to about 200 micro-Kelvin in the process. In February 2012, I presented a poster at the 14th annual SQuInT Quantum Information Workshop in Albuquerque, NM.
During my final year at Cal Poly, I had the opportunity to tutor several fellow students in College Physics and high school students in Algebra II and Geometry. I am passionate about learning, and I am eager to share my love of learning with others. I greatly enjoy the challenge of tutoring and believe that all students deserve help who need it and are willing to learn.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, hiking, and spending time with my 20-pound black cat, Torro.
I look forward to meeting new students through Varsity Tutors!

Sara’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Science, Physics

Hobbies

reading, running, hiking, programming, rowing, learning about physics