Ocean Policy Research Analyst
Areas of expertise: Ocean Conservation Policy, Environmental Law, Marine Science
Sarah Reiter works to identify strategic policy actions relevant to the Aquarium's ocean conservation priorities. Sarah first discovered her interest in environmental policy by way of a NOLS sea-kayaking expedition in Alaska soon after being commissioned as an Air Force officer. She later spent time in the nation's capital at NOAA's Office of General Counsel-International Section while working towards her law degree. She comes to the Aquarium having completed post-doctoral studies at Stanford University. Her leadership in the military's oceanographic and meteorological programs, legal experience in the nation's capital and graduate work on ecosystem services provide her with the unique ability to approach ocean policy issues from a truly interdisciplinary perspective.
Sarah holds degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., Oceanography), College of Charleston (M.S., Environmental Science), and Vermont Law School (J.D.) where she also holds an adjunct faculty position. Her peer-reviewed research focuses on integrating science and law to solve complex ocean challenges and is published in cross-disciplinary journals such as Science and Stanford Environmental Law Journal. A competitive open-water swimmer and Ironman triathlete, Sarah is inspired by the ocean in both purpose and play.