Sara Lowell has over ten years professional experience in marine science and management. Her primary expertise is in coastal and ocean management and policy, sustainable tourism, science integration, fundraising, and protected areas. Ms. Lowell specializes in strategic and business planning, fundraising and long-term financing design and implementation, feasibility assessments, organizational and institutional design, and science integration and uptake. Her geographic expertise includes the U.S. West Coast, the Gulf of California, and the Mesoamerican Reef/Wider Caribbean region. She speaks Spanish (level 3). Ms. Lowell holds a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington, and double Bachelor of Arts degrees in Environmental Studies and Latin American History from University of California, Santa Cruz. Her Master’s thesis examined the feasibility of using land conservation methods, such as conservation easements, to manage tourism in the coastal zone of Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur.