Science Communication Fellow
Sarah Derouin earned a PhD in Geology from the University of Cincinnati. She spent six years working as a geologist for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation identifying and assessing geologic hazards in the western U.S. and Puerto Rico and has experience working as a consulting geologist, an instructor, a GIS contractor, and as a Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program participant.
Sarah is also a graduate of the University of California- Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) Science Communication program, where she honed her writing and multimedia skills. As an intern at the Stanford News office, and later as a contractor for the Stanford Woods Institute, she wrote press releases on a range of topics from flexible electronics, to soil health after fires, to seeing how close domestic water supplies are to natural gas wells. Since graduating from the UC Santa Cruz program, Sarah has worked as a freelance science writer and editor with a number of publications and news outlets, including Eos, Scientific American and Science. Her writing formats have included news, features and longer form informational pieces, as well as profiles. Most recently, Sarah served as an acting associate editor at EARTH Magazine.
She is excited to serve as the 2018-2019 GSA Science Communication Fellow, and is eager to practice her skills as a science translator working with GSA. Sarah is passionate about communicating the value of geoscience to society and showcasing the awesome research that geoscientists do every day. She lives in San Jose, California, and is active in the Northern California Science Writers Association, the National Association of Science Writers, and the Earth Science Women’s Network. More information and a comprehensive list of Sarah’s articles may be found on her website: www.sarahderouin.com.