Sarah Hill earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2000 and worked in the automotive industry as a quality engineer for TI Automotive. There, she discovered a surprising passion for teaching while training laboratory technicians. She pursued her teaching career by earning her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Iowa under Dr. Christopher M. Cheatum in 2009 focusing on using femtosecond, IR, photon-echo spectroscopy to study the active-site dynamics in human carbonic anhydrase.
In 2009, Sarah began teaching at Michigan Technological University in the first-year general chemistry experience and in physical chemistry. She is joins the chemistry faculty here at Indiana University in 2018 to continue teaching in general and physical chemistry.