Sarah Horowitz

In early March, California Sea Grant welcomed Sarah Horowitz as the new Reporting & Evaluation Coordinator. Working closely with the rest of the Science Integration Team and funded researchers, Sarah will help share the successes and impacts of California Sea Grant on a national scale through reporting and outreach work. She is based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla. 

Born near New York City, and raised in Cincinnati and New Jersey, Sarah earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Moving to San Francisco after graduation, Sarah started working in nonprofit arts institutions, as well as sustainability- and food security-focused nonprofits with a focus in fundraising and communications. 

After relocating to San Diego at the end of 2020, Sarah joined the San Diego Workforce Partnership as a communications marketing specialist while earning a specialized certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change from UC San Diego Extended Studies. Inspired by her experience in workforce development, she created a 50-page strategy guidebook for educators in the San Diego Unified School District to implement career-technical education and work experience education in blue and green occupations, addressing the County’s current and impending needs in their classrooms. 

With fifteen years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector, Sarah brings a unique lens to reporting and evaluation work: “My career pathway—which began in fundraising and membership management, and moved into communications and marketing—has always relied on my ability to gather, interpret, and report on data.” Sarah continues, “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Science Integration Team in a role that operates at the intersection of research, reporting, and communications, all in service of protecting California’s coastal and wetland ecosystems.”

Happiest when outside, in water or in the mountains, at the beach or in the desert, Sarah spends most of her free time exploring San Diego with her husband and toddler son. 

About California Sea Grant

NOAA’s California Sea Grant College Program funds marine research, education and outreach throughout California. Headquartered at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, California Sea Grant is one of 34 Sea Grant programs in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.