Sarah Masters is an Associate Professor in Structural Chemistry in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Canterbury. Educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, she moved to UC in 2011 researching molecular structure of gas phase molecules and teaching many aspects of chemistry from what is in an atom and how to we know, to advanced methods to analyse molecular materials. Sarah has a passion for enabling postgraduate research and served for many years as postgraduate coordinator for Chemistry at UC. She won a 2021 UC Teaching Award recognising her enthusiasm for teaching at all tertiary levels. Sarah chaired the successful 2019 NZIC conference in Christchurch and was president of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry from 2019-2020, having previously served on council for several years as Canterbury branch representative and vice-president. She is currently past president of the NZIC.