Sara joined Strategic Earth as an Associate in 2016, bringing a strong science-based background that adds value and enhances the work of Strategic Earth. Her area of expertise is the effects of climate change, particularly ocean acidification, on marine fish. Sara is skilled at asking important questions, developing experiments to test hypotheses, analyzing data, and conveying findings to the scientific and broader community through presentations and publications.
Sara’s experience and success in strategic planning, project management, information synthesis, and communication stem from her extensive research training and collaboration with national and international scientists, government agencies, and industry. She is passionate about strengthening the linkage between science, policy, and communications to effectively contribute to complex environmental issues and decision-making processes.
Sara holds a B.A. in Marine Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Sara is the recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, universities, industries, and private donors as a result of her academic excellence. Sara also enjoys teaching an ‘Introduction to the Ocean’ course as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley.