Dr. Savanna Rae Starko is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University. She earned dual Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Washington and Jefferson College in 2016. She earned her Ph.D. in Physics from Vanderbilt University in 2020, working in High Energy Physics at the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Her research interests include searches for Supersymmetry as well as heavy and neutral gauge bosons. She is active in non-profit work in the nearby neighborhood of Edgehill, where many of her students in Introductory Physics participate in serving the community. Savanna is an advocate for all students to feel seen, heard, and valued.