Sarah grew up on a farm on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She spent much of her childhood in quiet wonder growing tomatoes, uncovering crawfish, and collecting the prettiest rocks.
In college and grad school, geology felt like the perfect fit. Sarah received her Ph.D. in glacial geology and geomorphology, completing research right down the road from her family farm.
After a few years analyzing seismic hazards and a stint in a Community College classroom, Sarah realized that she really loved talking about science and sharing that information with everyone she met. She enrolled in the Science Communication program at UC Santa Cruz, where she interned at the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Eos, and Stanford News. She spent the summer writing and editing for EARTH Magazine.
Now a freelancer and an Acting Associate Editor at EARTH, Sarah is happy to write about glaciers, tomatoes, crawfish, earthquakes... you get the idea. And feel free to ask her about her rock collection.