In traditional Finstad fashion, Sarah also kicked off her diving career tucked under Bill’s arm when she was too small to lift a tank. A naturalist and educator at heart, Sarah finds her joy helping others experience and understand the world we live in. Sarah earned Bachelor’s degrees in Ecology/Evolution and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara, and a Master of Science in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University. She is a biology teacher at an environmentally-themed high school in the L.A. area.
Sarah has a broad set of experiences relating to ecology and education: sustainable seafood education for the Sea Center in Santa Barbara, habitat restoration at UCSB, wetlands education for the National Park Service, and overnight environmental education camps through Southern Oregon University. She was also worked as a research assistant counting fish on the limited-access Palmyra Atoll in the Central Pacific.