This will be Sarah's fourth season as Data Manager aboard the E/V Nautilus. She originally joined the Nautilus team in 2007, analyzing data for the 2006 Black Sea expedition and then returned in 2010 to be the ship's data manager. Now, she is simultaneously pursuing a graduate degree in marine geology at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Her work focuses on volcanic sediment distribution from Kolumbo, a submarine volcano near Santorini, Greece which the Nautilus team has spent many seasons exploring. Before returning to academia, Sarah spent three years working as a field naturalist and educator for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies in Aspen, Colorado.
Sarah graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2008 with a BS in geology. She then went on to a graduate program in place-based environmental education and natural field studies at the Teton Science Schools in Kelly, WY through the University of Wyoming.