Sara is a Health Psychologist (MA) and is an interim Professor of the Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cadiz in Spain. In general, she is interested in psychosocial and clinical aspects of people in extreme environments. Currently, she is a researcher in Neuropsychology and Experimental Psychology Lab (Neurotek Lab) at the University of Cadiz where she is working toward her PhD on the psychological and cultural aspects of adaptation to space analog environments and space missions.
Sara was awarded a Predoctoral Contract associated with Projects and R&C – PIF grant in 2018. She has a Masters Degree in Health Psychology from University of Seville (Spain). She was Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain-Tech Interface at International Space University in 2021. She is psychologist and researcher in a psychotechnological intervention MRI project to reduce anxiety. Sara also has experience in studying the psychological aspects of cancer and other chronic diseases. She has been an analog astronaut for Astroland Agency Mars analog in 2019.
Sara combines her work with a passion for dance, reading, philosophy, poetry, art and culture in general.