Sarah specializes in capability and new initiative development at MBRSC. She is the Science Lead on the Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Mission). She has recently been tasked with establishing the Space Science Division at MBRSC. Her primary role is to develop the first generation of UAE Scientists.
In 2016, she headed the Council of UAE Scientists to further develop and strengthen the Science and Technology sectors in the UAE.
Previously, Sarah was tasked with establishing the Advanced Aerial Systems Program. She led a successful development effort to fly a prototype High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS), a UAV, in the world’s busiest airspace. The project ended with a successful 24-hour flight, where the aircraft soared to the highest altitude of any aircraft over the UAE’s airspace.
She was formerly the head of R&D at MBRSC, where she established knowledge management, strategic research and product assurance functionalities. Sarah joined MBRSC in 2009 as a software developer and worked on both DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2. She was part of the initial team that set up the KhalifaSat program.
Sarah holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from the American University of Sharjah.