Sandra Fogg graduated from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management with a Master of Environmental Science and Management degree in 2020. Through the development of a web-based modeling tool, Fogg’s thesis investigated the potential feasibility, productivity, and profitability of off-shore cobia aquaculture within Brazil’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). She also performed an eco-entrepreneurship venture analysis to explore the viability of using nuisance seaweed as a biochar feedstock. While completing her graduate studies at the Bren School, Fogg helped to expand the Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurants program in Santa Barbara and designed and installed a grease trap filtration system for a high school cafeteria in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. After graduation, she worked alongside researchers at emLab to create a database of fish movement to better inform a collaborative global marine protected areas (MPA) modeling project.
During her fellowship with the California Ocean Protection Council, Fogg expects to work on multiple projects related to California’s MPA network, marine biodiversity, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.