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Sarah Tucker

2023 Knauss Fellow

Sarah Tucker is a 2023 Sea Grant Knauss Fellow working to support the GOMO Arctic Research Program and Communications Team. Sarah received her Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her research focuses on the ecology and evolution of marine microbes and utilizes a combination of genomics, time-series sampling, and cultivation. Before starting her Ph.D., Sarah was a US Fulbright Student Research Fellow to Indonesia where she used interviews with fishers and genetic tools to explore the diversity and distribution of grouper fish species across the archipelago.

Originally from western Massachusetts, Sarah received her B.A. in Biological Sciences from Smith College. Sarah’s passion for ocean science and conservation comes from the ability to share its curiosities and importance with others. She has been active in many mentoring, science communication, and capacity building programs. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.