Sarah is originally from Willoughby, Ohio. She attended Xavier Unversity in Cincinnati as an undergraduate where she received a B.S. in Biology. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in Genetics and Development at Cornell University in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Lazzaro, and continued her training as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Unversity with Dr. George Dimopoulos. Dr. Short joined the Department of Entomology at OSU in August, 2018. She enjoys spending time outdoors, singing, cooking, reading, and hanging out with her inordinately awesome kiddo.