coordinator - GOLD COAST

Growing up in a Victorian seaside suburb and going on family houseboat holidays instilled a love of the life aquatic early on for Sara, however, it was a visit to the Galapagos Islands in her early 20s which was the experience to really put the fire in her belly for the marine world. Her passion for the ocean and adventure led to living and working on private yachts throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, where the dolphins and highlights were many, including an Atlantic crossing and sailing into New York City for the first time.

Following swanning about on boats for several years, Sara moved to Tasmania to study for degree qualifications of a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Marine Environment and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy (First Class Honours). She has since project managed a global coral reef survey and engagement endeavour for the University of Queensland and has also worked within offshore research stations on the Great Barrier Reef to enable science and education.

Sara recently relocated from Brisbane to Burleigh Heads and is loving the sea change while completing a Masters in Integrated Water Management at the University of Queensland.  She is passionate about linking science communication and stakeholder engagement to optimise social and ecosystem outcomes and is excited to be working with Gold Coast stakeholders and communities to progress the Positive Change for Marine Life agenda.