Sarah is an expert in marine ecology with a focus on tuna, sustainable fisheries and food security. For Secure Fisheries, Sarah leads the scientific research team estimating IUU fishing in the Western Indian Ocean and the impact of illegal fishing in Somalia. Additionally, her research involves the application of fisheries catch and effort data to population dynamics, the use of ecological forecasting models, and the relationship between fisheries and conflict. Sarah also is an affiliated research scientist at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she holds a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the role of fisheries in food security in East Africa. Previously, she was an assistant professor of biology at the College of William and Mary. Sarah holds a PhD in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.