Sarah grew up in southern Maine and attended Colby College where she studied biology and developed strong interests in ecology and science communications.
Since graduating in 2006, she has worked with organizations in Maine and across the western U.S. as both a field biologist and an environmental educator, studying a wide range of ecosystems and wildlife. Some of her favorite projects include conducting Canada lynx den searches and habitat surveys in northwest Montana, conducting line distance sampling surveys for Desert tortoises in the southern Mojave Desert, creating a self-guided educational map and trail system for a preserve in central Maine, and banding songbirds in Jackson, Wyoming.
After spending the better part of eight years working in the mountains and deserts of the west, Sarah decided to return to the east coast to put down some roots in her home state. She began working at BRI in 2014 to assist with data management, analysis, and communications for a variety of projects. She also occasionally stretches her legs in the field, assisting with songbird and shorebird banding.
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