Sara won a Silver
Olympic medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with the time of 1.54.97, being the
second woman to ever drop below the 1.55 mark. She made history by being the
first Slovenian to bring home a swimming Olympic medal.
graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology (emphasis on
neuropsychology) and later pursued brain research at University of California
San Diego. She explored brain mechanisms of resilience in U.S. Navy Seals,
Marines and Olympic athletes, aiming to understand what makes these performers
resilient to stress. The lab focused on mindfulness training as a way to
strengthen psychological resilience.
She then earned her Masters degree in Performance
Psychology, a field that she is very passionate about and continues to work in
today. Sara conducts mental training with athletes, airline pilots, musicians,
extreme performers and businesses helping them achieve their maximum potential.