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Sara Murji

Communications & Program Specialist, Ignite

Sara Murji is a Communications & Program Specialist on the Ignite team at LabCentral, which is working to address systemic racial and gender underrepresentation in the life sciences. Sara coordinates Ignite events and manages all Ignite communications, including social media, website content, and newsletters. She also leads and assists with project management to support Ignite’s programmatic work, like the Ignite Golden Tickets & Fellowship, DEI Leadership Training, and Career Forge.

Prior to joining the team at LabCentral, Sara worked in public education advocacy as the Communications & Public Affairs Director for the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents in Nashville, TN. She studied Human & Organizational Development and Child Studies at Vanderbilt University.

In her free time, Sara loves trying new restaurants with her fiancé, listening to podcasts, bingeing true crime shows, and snuggling her cat, Nori.

Favorite school science project: I may be shunned for saying this at LabCentral, but science was never my favorite subject. I always loved science projects that allowed me to be crafty and creative, like building and painting a solar system model made of Styrofoam balls, a cardboard box, fishing wire, and aluminum foil