Sara Bouckoms
Sarah was born and raised in New England but has traveled extensively throughout the world visiting all 7 continents before turning 30. Her father was born in New Zealand and she has strong connections to her kiwi roots. Her sense of adventure, curiosity and scientific career has taken her to Antarctica, Alaska and the Arctic as she defies the stereotype of a lab scientist. Her research gear includes skis, tents, ice axes and dehydrated meals. Her expedition work includes working with the Juneau Icefield Research Project conducting one of the longest running Mass Balance Pit surveys. She has also conducted Geological Surveys, Seal Census, and a multitude of Citizen Science projects.

Her teaching experience began at the Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium, and Hebrew High School of New England followed by a five year position at the prestigious Miss Porters School for Girls. Her expertise in teaching High School Physics, Conceptual Physics, Environmental Lab Science, Robotics, Astronomy, and Climate Change makes her an ideal Exploring Woman educator and role model. Sarah is a brilliant, personable strong leader, certified EMT, WEMT and wilderness first aid instructor. She is a council member for Polar Educators International, a member of the Explorers Club and New Zealand Antarctic Society. She has her masters in astroparticle physics from the University of Canterbury working with the IceCube Neutrino Detector and her Post Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies. She has been invited to present her curriculum on Climate Change at POLAR2018 in Davos.

When not outside in cold icy places, Sarah can be found in a classroom inspiring younger generations to pursue their own passions.