Sarah Ackerman is a Science Policy Fellow at Research!America. She received her Ph.D. in biomedical science from the Rockefeller University in 2019. Her Ph.D. focused on the link between breast cancer and obesity. While at Rockefeller, Sarah led the Science and Education Policy Association (SEPA), a graduate-student-run science-policy organization. Sarah is also a founding member of the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) and served as the Eastern Hub Co-Chair for NSPN from 2018–2020.