UC Santa Cruz
Senior Student in Earth Sciences

Sarah is interested in improving water quality through Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) projects in the Pajaro Valley.

She is interested in learning more about how water management practices can be adapted to the present-day climate conditions and the needs of the widely diverse state of California. Her goal is to understand surface water-groundwater interactions to effectively communicate the best water management practices with local landowners and water agencies and to maximize the community’s understanding of their local groundwater resources.


Sarah is a senior in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UC Santa Cruz, with a focus in Environmental Geology. Her thesis in hydrogeology aims to improve water quality by nitrate removal in laboratory soil core columns treated with low cost carbon amendments (redwood chips).