Although Sarah recently began her career as a science writer, she has communicated science in professional and community settings for years. She has six years of teaching experience at the university level, both as an instructor and teaching assistant. Sarah also worked as a geologist in the private and public sector for more than seven years where reports and presentations were a regular part of her scientific adventures. 

Work experience

  • EARTH Magazine, Acting Associate Editor: San Jose, CA
    • March 2018-Present
  • Freelance Science Writer/Editor: San Jose, CA
    • September 2017-Present
  • Big Picture Science, Radio Intern, Mountain View, CA
    • November 2917-January 2018
  • EARTH Magazine, Editorial Intern: San Jose, CA
    • June 2017- September 2017
  • Stanford News, Science Writing Intern: Palo Alto, CA
    • April 2017- June 2017
  • Eos, Science Writing Intern: Washington, D.C.
    • January 2017- March 2017
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel, Journalist Intern: Scotts Valley, CA
    • September 2016- December 2016

Geology Experience

  • Geomorphologist: Bureau of Reclamation- Denver, CO
    • March 2009- April 2015
  • Instructor: Front Range Community College- Westminster, CO
    • January 2014- May 2014
  • Geologist: Golder Associates, Inc.- Redmond, WA
    • July 2007-December 2008
  • GIS Contractor: EPA- Homeland Security Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
    • April 2006- June 2007
  • Teaching Assistant: University of Cincinnati- Cincinnati, OH
    • September 2003- June 2006
  • Geologist: George Washington's Birthplace National Monument- Popes Creek, VA
    • June 2001-September 2001
  • Teaching Assistant: Fort Hays State University- Hays, KS: Teaching Assistant
    • August 2000-May 2002


  • University of California-Santa Cruz, Science Communication, 2017 
  • University of Cincinnati, Ph.D.- Geology, 2008
  • Fort Hays State University, M.S.-Geology, 2002
  • St. Norbert College, B.S.- Geology, 2000

General Interests And Field Experience

  • Earth Science
    • Quaternary science, geomorphology, glacial geology and climate, tectonic geomorphology, natural hazards
  • Geopolitics and Policy
  • Environment, Sustainability and Conservation
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Extensive field experience
    • U.S.: Michigan, Virginia, Alaska, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Puerto Rico
    • International: Costa Rica, Iceland, India/Kashmir