Sagar is a first year PhD student working with Dr. Brooke Foucault Welles in the CoMM Lab. Sagar previously worked in the CoMM Lab as an undergraduate research assistant while completing their B.S. in Physics and Philosophy at Northeastern University. Prior to beginning the Network Science PhD, Sagar worked as full-time Research and Project Assistant at the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Media Responsibility, and as a Catastrophe Modeler in private insurance and insurance consulting companies. Sagar’s interests are in marrying methods from mathematics and statistical physics to critical and structuralist philosophy in order to better understand how structure and function emerge in social networks, and how these phenomena bring people together and allow movements to begin.