More About Sarah

Sarah brings a hybrid background in civil engineering and botanical science with a passion for urban aquatic ecosystems. As an engineer, she studied fluvial geomorphology using ArcGIS, researched ecological wastewater treatment, implemented stormwater bioswales, and assessed constructed wetlands. As a botanist, she has more than five years of laboratory experience conducting molecular systematics research at the New York Botanical Garden, where she used DNA sequence data to delineate plant species boundaries that inform conservation decisions. Sarah also has fieldwork experience, including environmental monitoring and herbarium specimen collection, in ecosystems ranging from New York City beaches to Andean cloud forests. Moving forward, she is excited about finding new ways to apply plant science research to improving urban aquatic restoration designs.Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science from Lafayette College.