Sarah Chu joined the Innocence Project's Policy department in September 2008. As the senior forensic policy advocate, she supports policy work that focuses on improving the validity and reliability of forensic science. During her academic career, Sarah published work in two scientific disciplines: plant molecular biology and musculoskeletal epidemiology. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego where she received undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Communication, and a Masters in Biology. She also received a Masters in Epidemiology from Stanford University.