Student Scholar 2012
Sarah Karlinsey is a Wheatley Scholar from Seattle, Washington double majoring in Biology and Bioinformatics and minoring in Computer Science. For the majority of her time at BYU, she has worked in a biology research lab studying global change ecology and ecosystem ecology, and she recently conducted a study to predict how climate change will affect the recolonization of Engelmann spruce trees on the Wasatch Plateau. Now she works in a bioinformatics lab developing tools to more efficiently identify and map simple sequence repeats in DNA.
Outside of school, Sarah enjoys hiking, running, and photography. She is currently the president of BYU’s EcoResponse Club, which organized the construction of the world’s largest cardboard box fort last April. Sarah plans to graduate April 2015, after which she and her husband will seek full-time employment in Seattle.
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