Sarah was recruited by the SPRI BME team in 2017 as a Research Engineer in the Biomotion Laboratory. With a Master’s degree focused in biomechanics, and a complementary undergraduate background in mathematics and computer science, Sarah brings expertise in motion capture, mathematical modeling, data analytics, and computer programming. While in graduate school, she completed an intensive internship in the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis at Children’s Hospital Colorado, with work focused on clinical movement analysis and model validation for patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions.
Sarah’s interest in biomechanical motion analysis is rooted in sports performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. A former competitive big-mountain freeride skier, coach, and PSIA Level III certified ski instructor, she is excited to combine her motion capture and mathematical modeling expertise with her passion for sport to help prevent injury and optimize athletes’ recovery. Sarah also has a strong computer programming and mechatronics skill set and is enthusiastic about tackling coding challenges to streamline data capture and analysis processes.
Born and raised in Colorado, Sarah is grateful for the opportunity to engage her technical interests at the heart of a mountain community where she can also pursue her outdoor passions. In addition to being an accomplished skier, she is an avid rock climber and yogi. Since 2015, she has also completed over five thousand miles of solo and self-supported bicycle touring in the Western US, Canada, and Alaska.