Saar Lively is a student at Columbia University. She is double-majoring in Neuroscience and Information Science, with a focus in neurotechnology. Saar served in the Israeli Defense Forces working as an outreach coordinator and data scientist and gained experience in the fields of space, science, and aviation. Subsequently, she worked at a neuroscience and machine-learning-based research company. She has founded two companies and was awarded the Marshall Page and Bernard J. Lechner scholarships for academic excellence.