Sara MacSorley is a people-first project director, writer, and entrepreneur. Sara is the Founder + CEO of Super Cool Scientists, LLC, an organization working to promote inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through story and coloring books spotlighting women in STEM careers, Sara is changing the narrative for what scientists actually look like and what their day-to-day work includes. The overarching goal of the book is to have everyone relate to at least one of the stories – because representation matters.
By the end of 2017, the original Super Cool Scientists book will have sold over 1,800 copies around the world. As a speaker, Sara shares the story of the project as well as the importance of inclusion in STEM to school groups and educators. She has been featured on several science communication podcasts including PhDivas, Super Women in Science, and NPR’s Blue Dot.
Sara began her career as a marine biologist before transitioning to professional science outreach. She worked with administrators, faculty, and college students to advance marine science research and education as part of the statewide, multi-institutional Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Sara quickly became a RI NSF EPSCoR administrator herself ultimately earning recognition as a respected player in the National EPSCoR outreach and education community.
She then combined her project management expertise and community building skills as the Director of the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center at Wesleyan University. She oversaw a dozen projects catered to youth and educators in the arts, sciences, and math including Girls in Science Camp that she started with local schools and university faculty.
Sara received a B.S. in Marine Biology and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island.