Sara Botto graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Psychology in May of 2014. While in graduate school, Sara has explored how and when we begin to be sensitive to how we are perceived and evaluated by others. Some of Sara's most recent work on the evaluative perception of an audience with Dr. Philippe Rochat was recently referenced in a New York Times Parenting newsletter! This past spring, Sara has successfully defended her dissertaion regarding this facet of development, thus earning her Ph.D. This Fall, Sara will be a faculty member at Emory University.
Along with research, Sara is also passionate about encouraging young students to pursue careers in STEM by sharing her research in schools, as well a participating in "Roots and Shoots," a program that teaches basic science to third graders. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family, running, and being a foodie.