Sara Tridenti

US Teaching Assistant

Home Institution
Yale University
Discipline
Chemistry
Host Institution
(1) Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt HTBLVA 6830 Rankweil
Duration
October 1, 2019–May 31, 2020

Sara Tridenti is a recent graduate of Yale College, where she majored in chemistry and the history of science, medicine, and public health. She is from a small town in New Hampshire, where she developed a love for the outdoors through exploring the nearby White Mountains and coastal communities on countless hikes with friends and family. While she was in New Haven, Sara bounced around all corners of campus, performing biological lab research, reading chemical texts in the Medical Historical Library, and writing poetry with her spoken-word group. Sara's primary research concerns the development of chemistry as an academic discipline in Europe during the 18th century and, in a broader sense, understanding how science and society have influenced one another over time. The previous two summers she worked as a residential advisor and teaching assistant for Yale Pathways to Science, an academic outreach program for New Haven high school students. Working with those individuals inspired a love of teaching that Sara is excited to explore as an English-language teaching assistant during her time in Austria. She loves to learn new skills and can be found trying out baking recipes, perfecting her juggling routine, or taking amateur nature photographs in her free time, and she also looks forward to traveling around Europe while she is abroad.