Charli Sakari is an Assistant Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at San Francisco State University. Originally from Springfield, OR, Dr. Sakari attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, graduating cum laude with a BA in Physics-Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, with honors in Physics-Astronomy. She then completed her PhD at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada, where she was a Vanier Scholar. Her PhD thesis was entitled, “Chemical Abundances of Local Group Globular Clusters.” Dr. Sakari then completed her post-doctoral research at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Dr. Sakari’s research interests include chemical abundances of stars in globular clusters and galaxy field stars, including metal-poor stars; she is also interested in stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis (the creation of the elements), and galaxy formation and evolution.