Sara Yeo

Bachelor of Science
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholar

Sara is studying a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biomedical Science and Marine Science, with a provisional pathway to Medicine. 

Her broad range of interests has led her to undertake research projects on an array of topics including the poverty cycle, water scarcity, cancer treatments, and sustainable fuels, attesting to her unique choice in majors. Notably, her research on Carbon Capture and Storage sparked an interest in carbon emissions, climate change, and water conservation.

With servant leadership as one of her life philosophies, Sara served as a student leader in high school, organising events to foster inclusivity within her cohort. In her free time, she regularly volunteers at her local community hospital and provides free tutoring to primary school children. She has engaged in service trips to Cambodia where she conducted English classes, painted murals, dispensed medication, and repaired worn out equipment. These experiences ignited a strong desire to improve the accessibility of education and healthcare to marginalised groups. 

Outside of studies, Sara enjoys baking, cooking, martial arts, sports, music, and spending time outdoors with her ten-year-old maltipoo. 

As a Liveris scholar, Sara endeavours to broaden her understanding of global issues to provide solutions to escape the poverty cycle, particularly through education of women in STEM to cultivate the next generation of leaders. She is excited about STEM education enabling medical advancements, improving employability, and enhancing sustainability literacy. Sara hopes to explore sustainable technologies that combat water scarcity such as atmospheric water generators and low pressure membrane systems.