Sarah Hartman is a 6th year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Herman where she studies the roles of DNA-binding proteins in the subcellular organization of Bacillus subtilis. In the past, Sarah has served as Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) research chair and as the GPSC representative for the Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA). As research chair, she worked with TAMU’s Research Compliance and Biosafety to improve the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process for students at A&M and started a research-video spotlight competition for graduate students. Sarah is excited about teaching. She is the recipient of the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Graduate Student Teaching, the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching, and the 2018 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Mentoring presented by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Sarah is scheduled to defend her PhD thesis and graduate in May 2019. She plans to continue teaching and be involved with science outreach for high school students.