Sara Willis grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Southern California where she began her undergraduate career at Santa Barbara City College and UCLA. She transferred to the University of Arizona in 2014 and in her senior year began working in a mathematical biology lab as a researcher, studying overlapping genes in viruses. After graduating in 2017 with a double major in Mathematics and Physics, she transitioned to the role of scientific analyst in her lab, bridging the gap between pursuing scientific inquiry and providing technical support.
Sara has now joined the HPC Consulting Team with the view of assisting teams with their research. When she's not at work, she spends her time running, reading Terry Pratchett, and yelling incomprehensibly at Balrogs.