Sarah bint Yousif Al-Amiri is minister of state for advanced sciences. Her responsibilities include enhancing the contributions of advanced sciences to the development of the United Arab Emirates and its economy. Moreover, she is chairperson of the United Arab Emirates Council of Scientists and holds the position of deputy project manager of the Emirates Mars Mission at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. She started her career in the sciences when she worked as a programme engineer on Dubai Sat-1 and Dubai Sat-2. She holds a bachelor's and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the American University of Sharjah.