The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is pleased to welcome Sarah LeRoy as the new USGS Research Coordinator! In this position, Sarah will assist with the development, execution, and management of multi-disciplinary research projects, synthesize project management data, and engage and coordinate with managers, researchers, and community members to ensure high quality project progress.
Prior to her position as Research Coordinator, Sarah was the Science Applications and Communications Coordinator for the SW CASC for five years. In this role, she managed the communications team, hosted webinars, and coordinated cross-consortium and partner initiatives, such as the Southwest Fire and Climate Adaptation Partnership (SWFireCAP).
Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Master’s degree in Geosciences with a specialty in Paleoclimatology, both from the University of Arizona. Her previous research focused on paleoclimatology, where she reconstructed past precipitation using both lake sediments in the Peruvian Amazon and isotopes in Australian and Peruvian trees.
The SW CASC is delighted to welcome Sarah to this new role. Congratulations, Sarah!