Sarah R. Stevenson is pursuing a PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research includes helium effects on metals and developing a novel ion beam degrader. She received her BS in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University in 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she worked as a licensed Reactor Operator and Senior Reactor Operator at the KSU TRIGA nuclear test reactor. From 2016 to 2018, she was an intern at the Idaho National Laboratory, where she developed in-core fission chambers and worked at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-Cadarache) in 2017. She worked as an intern at the Primary Standards Lab at Sandia National Laboratories in 2018. She worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2019, as an intern developing accelerator technologies.