Dr. Sprouse earned her doctorate in Bioengineering in Spring 2014. She was a 2010-2014 Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Recipient. Her research focused on synthesis and characterization of hybrid hydrogels for biomedical applications. Dr. Sprouse also has a M.S. in Marriage and Family with an emphasis in bioethics from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome, Italy. Her B.S. is in biomedical engineering from St. Louis University.