Sarah’s lifelong passion for ocean conservation developed while exploring the beaches and tide pools of her native California. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Swarthmore College, Sarah worked with the IMAX documentary team at MacGillivray Freeman Films – expert film makers who have long been good friends and allies of Oceana – where she helped develop the One World One Ocean Campaign. She recently completed a three-year graduate program in her other home country of the Netherlands. From the University of Groningen, she earned a Master’s of Science degree in Marine Biology, graduating cum laude with a dual emphasis in Research and in Science, Business, and Policy. She is a big fan of swimming, scuba diving, and hiking. She also plays the violin. When in California, Sarah volunteered at serveral Oceana events.