Sandra Faber was Interim Director of the University of California Observatories, University Professor at UC-Santa Cruz, and a staff member of the UCO/Lick Observatory. She is an observational astronomer with primary research interests in cosmology and galaxy formation. Faber was one of three astronomers who diagnosed the optical flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope and played a major role in its repair. She now leads the CANDELS project to extend our view of galaxy formation back nearly to the Big Bang. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. In 2013, she received the National Medal of Science from President Obama.