Sarah received her BSc in Geology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating, she joined the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston as a Planetary Geochemist, where she worked on developing methods to further study the chemical evolution of the moon. Her time at NASA exposed her to the field of earth observation and remote sensing, and later motivated her to join the Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) program at KAUST where she is presently a Master's student.
Sarah's current work involves a combination of remote sensing, GIS and machine learning techniques to study and forecast changes in the phenology of agricultural fields in Saudi Arabia. She is still exploring her interest in environmental monitoring and hopes to continue grappling with sustainability issues at the nexus of water, energy and food.
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