Sarah is a PhD candidate in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UC Davis, and a researcher in both the Center for Human/Robotics/Vehicle Integration and Performance (HRVIP) and the Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Controls Laboratory (RASCAL). Prior work includes the development of quantitative performance metrics for mechanical repair tasks and the effects of concurrent bandwidth feedback on performance. More recently, she has employed surface electromyography control systems to study the trade-offs of automation level and training methodology on various factors, such as perceived cognitive workload and trust. Her current research focuses on the development of human-robot interfaces for supernumerary robots.
In addition to her graduate work at UC Davis, Sarah is also a Pathways Intern at NASA Johnson Space Center. During her internships, she has worked on several robotics projects and developed skills in software, hardware, and their integration.
Sarah enjoys volunteering and led the development of the STEM Outreach for Academic Reinforcement (SOAR) program.