Sandra is a graduate of the University of Washington Bioengineering Department’s MSc program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester. Previously, she worked at Fred Hutch and Juno Therapeutics, where she was involved in pancreatic cancer and T-cell therapy research. She is interested in the gut microbiome because of the extensive role it plays in regulating host health. In the summer of 2020, Sandra completed a project that involved learning computational biology and machine learning techniques to analyze data from studies done on the gut microbiome. Her hobbies outside of research include running, hiking, diving, and spending time with family and friends. Sandra now works at the Allen Institute for Cell Science.