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Sara Marie Smith

M.S. student, Hydrogeology, SAGE treasurer She, her, hers


Sara is a hydrogeology master's student interested in the investigation of mineralogical and isotopic biosignatures to detect early or present day microbial life on extraterrestrial bodies. She is also interested in mapping areas of geochemical interest, where extremophiles could survive, on Mars and icy moons in our solar system.

Research interests

Environmental and low-temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, extraterrestrial hydrogeology, terrestrial analogs, geobiology, astrobiology


  • B.Sc. Environmental Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2015
  • B.A Geoscience, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2017