Sara earned her B.S. in civil and environmental engineering with a minor in engineering geology at the University of California, Davis. After graduating, she worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years with two geotechnical consulting firms. Sara’s experience comprises of developing and performing complex geotechnical investigations in soil and rock and extensive construction observation with various shoring systems, shallow and deep foundations, nuclear gauge testing, and construction management. She has worked throughout all of CA and on selected projects in MT, FL, and HI. Additionally, Sara is bilingual and traveled internationally to Northern Peru where the entire project was completed in Spanish. In 2017, Sara moved to Butte, MT and earned her M.S. in geological engineering from Montana Technological University. Her thesis concentration was on the investigation of the toppling failure mode of rigid blocks using a shake table and distinct element models.
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Sara now calls northern Georgia home. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her adopted corgi-pitbull dog named Geo, rock climbing, fly fishing, exploring the outdoors, traveling, cooking, and playing Australian Rules Football with her team from CA, the San Francisco Iron Maidens.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.