HI, I'M SARA.
I'm an marine ecologist that does use-inspired basic research, i.e. research into ecological questions that have direct implications for management and conservation. I'm currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California - Davis in Dr. Tessa Hill's lab, conducting spatial analyses on diverse datasets to understand what West Coast invertebrate fisheries and aquaculture will be most vulnerable to changing ocean chemistry. I work remotely and am based in Corvallis, Oregon* on the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya peoples. I received my PhD in Integrative Biology from Oregon State University, where my dissertation research focused on kelp forest ecology and management in the Pacific Northwest. My long-term goals are to work at the intersection of science and policy to help implement equitable marine resource management and conservation. Creating space for justice and equity within science is important to me, and I'm always working to be a better ally. Check out my other pages to learn more about my work and please feel free to get in touch.
* Following the Kalapuya Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (https://ctsi.nsn.us).