Sara Mutnick is a Washington, DC native. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Zoology, with a certificate in Global Health, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. As a student, she participated in several research projects, including generating novel virus strains as an intern in the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She also contributed to a research study pending publication about new radiologic imaging technology at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. Following her passion to promote and improve public health and the healthcare system, she has also worked in the social services and healthcare fields. She has served as both a volunteer and an employee at social service agencies assisting individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in Madison, WI and Washington, DC. Recently, she completed a year of service assisting medically underserved communities in DC navigate and access their healthcare benefits. In her spare time, she enjoys reading nonfiction books and learning history through a sociological perspective.