Sarah Hall
 COVES Fellow Profile

Sarah Hall

  • Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering and Computational Tissue Engineering
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Biotechnology Association

“This experience solidified my career path and made me realize I want to continue onto science policy. Additionally, this fellowship helped me to start building my network and exposed me to opportunities for the future.” –

Background: Sarah’s research focuses on the treatment of metastatic breast cancer using a focused ultrasound ablation technique called nanoparticle-mediated histotripsy. She is also working with a collaborative team, called TEAM (Technology-Education-Advocacy-Medicine) Malawi, to bring this technology to southern Malawi as a sustainable means of treating cancer in this area.  She now serves as the COVES Policy Fellowship program coordinator. After completing her graduate degree, I aspire to work in science diplomacy on global health initiatives.



  • Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering and Computational Tissue Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • B.S., Biochemistry, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise