California Sea Grant is pleased to announce that Nick Sadrpour has joined the program as Program Coordinator with the recently created Science Integration Team.
Nick Sadrpour specializes in coastal science and policy, particularly focused on how California’s rich coastal resources are managed. Prior to joining California Sea Grant, he had been working with the University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant on coastal resilience issues in the Los Angeles region.
In his new role, Sadrpour will work as part of an integrated team that manages the day-to-day management of research and fellowships, while working to integrate these areas with the California Sea Grant’s extension and outreach programs.
“We are so excited to have Nick on board as we work to integrate our program’s research, fellowships, and outreach arms. As a former state fellow with experience working for USC Sea Grant, Nick brings a broad understanding of not just the coastal science priorities of the state, but also the larger Sea Grant enterprise,” says California Sea Grant Director Shauna Oh.
Sadrpour brings a broad background on coastal science and policy with an enthusiasm for engaging stakeholders for collaborative solutions. Sadrpour also brings experience in research coordination, having worked closely with California Sea Grant to manage the recent Ocean Protection Council Proposition 84 Competitive Grants Program. He also has direct experience with California Sea Grant’s State Fellowship program, having been through the fellowship himself in 2015, placed with the Ocean Protection Council.
Sadrpour says, “I am thrilled to join the robust team of professionals at California Sea Grant! As a Program Coordinator with the Science Integration Team, I am looking forward to linking extension professionals with the State Fellowship Program and the broader community of coastal stakeholders. Combining my passion for California’s coast with the high impact work of California Sea Grant makes this new position a dream come true.”
Sadrpour has a master’s degree in coastal and watershed science and policy from California State University Monterey Bay, and a bachelor’s in environmental science from Loyola Marymount University.