This is a page dedicated to those who have been essential to the growth and development of Freshwater Life.
Sarah BedolfeScience Associate, Oceana
Sarah helped lay the groundwork to start Freshwater Life. She developed and delivered a strategic plan and forged relationships with groups in six countries to help achieve the conservation goals of Freshwater Life. She developed and delivered a strategic plan and forged relationships with groups in six countries to help achieve the conservation goals of Freshwater Life. Sarah graduated from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with a Master of Science in Marine Biology, cum laude. In addition to research, she completed the Science, Business and Policy program to better translate her scientific training into conservation impacts.
She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Swarthmore College, and worked with the IMAX documentary team at MacGillivray Freeman, where she helped develop the One World One Ocean campaign.
Sarah’s important work and achievements have positioned her in a key role at Oceana, contributing as a Science Associate.
Serena CouttsSocial Media Intern
Serena is an avid surfer and snowboarder. She gets to ride great waves near her home in Santa Cruz, CA. As an intern with Freshwater Life, Serena managed our social media platforms. She has a keen interest in conservation, and is continuously developing her knowledge.
Carter AndrewSocial Media Intern
You can usually find Carter busily pursuing his interests in artificial intelligence. He is aiming for a degree in computer science and AI. He has already created a new analytic software to extract metadata from WildLife Acoustics Songmeter files as well as read durations of wav and flac files. Along with this, he created a firmware for an Open Acoustics Devices audiomoth device to allow custom naming of the device. He has experience in manipulating, reading, and writing data in c++ as well as coding on Silicon Labs Gecko processors. As an intern with Freshwater Life, Carter managed our social media platforms.