a rising second year MEM student studying coastal environmental management at the Nicholas School. Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, she graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with a BA in biology. Before coming to the Nicholas School, Sarah worked as a research assistant in pulmonary medicine at the Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital, and as a conservation intern at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. While working as conservation intern, Sarah interviewed over 1,000 anglers on the shores of Lake Erie.
Outside of school, Sarah likes going camping, swimming, biking, developing her musical skills, and spending time with her two cats.
Besides the sinking of the land, another thing is certain in the state of Louisiana: most people here are influenced in some way or another by the oil and gas industry. Last week Heidi andContinue reading
Scottee Cantrell and Nancy Kelly from the Nicholas School are down in the bayou this week catching up on the summer fun! Scottee and Nancy from the Nicholas School Office of Marketing and Communications teamContinue reading
Climate change is going to result in even more challenges for the already overburdened state of Louisiana. At the “Our Wetlands, Our Future” Symposium in New Orleans earlier this month, a speaker described global warmingContinue reading
Smithridge is a community located in Bayou Petit Caillou. Heidi and I, along with the students in the Duke Engage program, have been spending our last few weeks getting to know the people that liveContinue reading
Last week we ventured 2.5 hours west of our home in Cocodrie to the home of Tabasco on Avery Island. The scent of Tabasco was detected as soon as we stepped from the van, and became strongerContinue reading
Last weekend we visited an urban farm in the Lower Ninth Ward, ate a wonderful dinner at the post Katrina home of the Anderson family, and also asked the hard questions about life down inContinue reading
The historical mismanagement of the Mississippi River When I tell people that I study environmental management, there is usually a mix of “what an interesting field” and blank looks with questions inquiring politely, what isContinue reading
Finally Arrived in Cocodrie! After worrying about the impact of the flooding on my travel plans to southern Louisiana, I finally arrived in Cocodrie, LA this week. After stopping for the weekend for a childhoodContinue reading
Preparing for Our Summer Adventure in the Louisiana Bayou Every adventure has to begin somewhere, right? This week as I am packing up my house to move to Chauvin, Louisiana for the summer, I haveContinue reading