Sandy is originally from New York City. She graduated from Cornell University (BS) and from Dartmouth Medical School (MD). Throughout her academic career, Sandy has been involved in education and mentorship, including summer programs at Cornell University with female students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sandy is passionate about academic research in life science and received an undergraduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation to investigate the results of blood thinners on small strokes in the brain in a biomedical lab, as well as funding to study genomes of single-cell fungal species at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Sandy is interested in exploring underrepresented groups and has done research at Cornell University on the role of women artists in hip-hop and graffiti culture. At ESC, Sandy will use her background to encourage students to delve into the STEM fields and medicine. In her free time, Sandy loves kickboxing, traveling to different countries, and hiking at national parks.