Sarah Weatherman received her B.S. in Microbiology in 2015 and is a MHA/MBA Candidate at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She served as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where she helped develop a vaccine for the Nipah virus. She is currently pursuing her Master of Healthcare Administration and MBA degrees at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and volunteers for the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic in south Minneapolis. She is the recipient of the Emerging Alumni Award, which the College gives award annually to an outstanding alumnus who graduated within the last 10 years. We recently caught up with Weatherman to hear about her experiences in CBS and future career goals.
“I’m a big believer in “think global, act local,” and my goal is to have a career that I can look back on and feel that I got up every morning and contributed to the world around me. I am personally passionate that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and I hope to have a career where I can continue to progress that idea through working with healthcare systems.”
Point of pride
I’m most proud of my winding journey to get to where I am today. … There is no one right path, and I’m proud to say my path has been unique and successful.
Best memory from your time in CBS?
My upper level microbiology labs and courses. I met some of my best friends in those courses, people I’m still close with today. I’ll even be the Maid of Honor at my Microbial Physiology and Diversity Lab partner’s wedding!