Sarah Karlin-Smith is a health care reporter, specializing in covering the policy and politics that affect the drug industry. Before joining Politico she honed her health care coverage at FDAnews and "The Pink Sheet" where she covered all angles of pharmaceutical policy from clinical trials to patent law and pharma social media regulations on the Hill and at FDA. She can now recognize way too many FDA officials just by hearing their voices.
In 2014, Sarah was selected as an Association of Health Care Journalists-National Library of Medicine fellow. She graduated with special honors in journalism and mass communication from The George Washington University where she also dabbled in American studies, guarded the women's club lacrosse team's goal, and fell in love with Washington.
When she isn't reporting, Sarah can be found trying hard to one day touch her toes in a yoga class, defending her great homeland of New Jersey and whipping up silly balloon hats or dogs as a volunteer clown. She's working to add more balloon animals to her repertoire.