Sara is a Senior Manager for Water Quality and Agriculture in the Water Program. She leads the Institute’s global water quality work, including mapping and measuring eutrophication and advancing innovative policy approaches like water quality trading to cost-effectively reduce nutrient pollution. Sara also manages the Water Program’s work on identifying and mitigating water-related risks to and impacts of agricultural production.

Prior to WRI, Sara worked for the Chesapeake Research Consortium at the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office where she supported the federal-state-local partnership efforts to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Sara holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Psychology from Dickinson College and an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy from The Johns Hopkins University.