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Sara Ebersole, B.S.

Sara Ebersole, B.S. (she/her)

Mariculture Program Coordinator

Education

B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz - 2020
Occupational Endorsement in Alaska Aquaculture, University of Alaska Southeast - 2021
AAUS Scientific Diver - 2019
I grew up in Northern California with an interest in and passion for animals and the outdoors. I became intrigued with ocean sciences while studying at the University of California, Davis' marine campus, Bodega Marine Laboratory, and decided to pursue a degree in Marine Biology at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) with an emphasis in kelp forest ecology. During my undergraduate studies, I obtained my American Association of Underwater Science (AAUS) SCUBA Certification in order to research subtidal ecosystems. In 2020, I conducted a research project with UCSC based out of the Sitka Sound Science Center on the diet composition and habitat association of Kelp Greenling in Sitka Sound. After obtaining my B.S., I worked as a North Pacific Fisheries Observer in the Alaska groundfish and halibut fisheries based out of Kodiak. During this time, I grew an interest in mariculture and how to sustainably increase food security, and found myself back in Sitka to take the Alaska Aquaculture Semester intensive course through University of Alaska Southeast. Through that experience, I developed the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in mariculture and gained the ability to help grow this industry in a sustainable and respectful manner. 

Sara Ebersole, B.S.

Mariculture Program Coordinator