Sara Wiedmaier

Photo: Sara Wiedmaier

Current Student


Sara grew up in Las Cruces, NM. She began her college studies at NMSU, where she had the opportunity to study abroad in Brazil. She interned and worked two summers at Sapphire Energy, an algae research company just outside of Las Cruces. She was selected for the Undergraduate Pipeline Network summer research program at UNM’s Health Sciences Center and interned at Intellicyt, a local biotech startup in Albuquerque. She transferred to UNM and graduated cum laude in 2016 with a BS in Biology, BA in Portuguese and minors in French and Marketing. While at UNM, Sara was among the founding members of the “UNM for Bernie” student group, which later became the Young Progressives Demanding Action group and volunteered on various local campaigns. In 2017, she was selected for the NM Legislative Internship and has worked for the Legislative Council Service since 2018. Sara has staffed various interim legislative committees, including Science and Technology; Indian Affairs; Radioactive and Hazardous Materials; and the Water and Natural Resources Committee. She has always been passionate about environmental issues and human rights. Outside of school and work, Sara enjoys rock climbing, hiking, yoga, camping and traveling. She is grateful to call New Mexico home.