Sarah Johnson

Ruvkun Lab

Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows

About Sarah Johnson

Interests: Global warming on Mars, biodiversity of inaccessible ecosystems. For the past two years, Sarah has helped develop the SETG life detection instrument for a future mission to Mars; prior to that, she completed field seasons in Antarctica, Australia and Madagascar, conducted research at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and worked at mission control for the NASA Opportunity and Spirit Mars Rovers. Sarah also co-founded Common Hope for Health, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating healthcare deficiencies in Kenya, and she serves as a consultant at United Nations climate change negotiations. She is a Goldwater, Truman and Rhodes Scholar, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Sarah is currently on leave, working as a White House Fellow in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.