26th Everett H. Pryde, '39 Lecture: Dr. Sarah M. Miller '03, National Science Foundation. "Science On and Off The Hill"
Dr. Miller believes that everyone deserves clean water, wherever they live, whatever their means. Trained as an environmental engineer, she invented and patented a bio-based agent for removing arsenic from water supplies in the developing world. During her doctoral studies at Yale, she conducted research in India, where arsenic contamination of the groundwater has devastated many rural communities.
Dr. Miller also believes that every child deserves an excellent education. She has worked in inner-city public schools in California and Connecticut, and in the admissions office of Amherst College, where she earned a B.A. in chemistry. As a member of the Teach For America corps, she taught middle school math and science in East Palo Alto, and as a senior administrator she helped New Haven reinvent a low-performing K-8 school, located less than a mile from Yale's campus. Sarah currently works as a AAAS Science Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation.