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Spotlight Sarah Lowry

Sarah is interested in exploring the health risks of engineered and natural water systems.

Sarah is interested in exploring the health risks of engineered and natural water systems. As an environmental engineering PhD candidate in Dr. Alexandria Boehm’s lab, her research focuses on pathogen and indicator detection and quantification in wastewater, stormwater, and recreational water bodies. She hopes to continue this research beyond her PhD and work towards improving methods to identify and remediate risks in water systems. 

Outside of the lab, Sarah loves connecting with fellow students and believes strongly in building a sense of community at Stanford. She is involved in several organizations that advocate for students at the program, department, and school level. As a member of the Environmental Engineering Student Committee, the CEE Graduate Leadership Council, and the Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council, Sarah works to program events, communicate with leadership, and foster community in CEE. She is also on the executive board of Stanford Engineering Research Introductions Organization (SERIO), a student group dedicated to supporting underrepresented STEM students in their path to graduate school. As the mentorship director at SERIO, Sarah runs a mentorship program that matches undergraduates from Stanford and beyond with current Stanford graduate students to provide guidance on research and graduate school.  

In her free time, Sarah loves cooking with friends, getting boba, and doing anything outdoors! One of her favorite activities is finding new hikes around the Bay Area. 

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