Sara is a first year graduate student in Textile Engineering at NC State University. She is currently doing research on ultra-high aspect ratio carbon nanotubes as resistive heaters. She is also exploring sustainability in the FTAR supply chain through class and industry projects, such as managing RSL lists and developing an air filtration solar shade. Sara recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. in Materials Science with a focus in composites. During her time there, she completed two internships for Boeing in Charleston and Seattle as a Design Engineer on the 787 automation build and on textile interior flammability certifications and testing. She was president of Engineers Without Borders, overseeing the implementation of a project to reuse plastic bottles as building material. In her free time, Sara uses her materials knowledge to metalsmith and make jewelry!