Sara is an ecotoxicologist and completed her PhD at the University of Connecticut in the United States. Now she is at the University Laval, in Canada, working on building models to determine and predict the transfer of biomass, contaminants and nutrients in Arctic marine food webs. This project aims to determine the availability of local food resources for Indigenous communities in the context of food security.
Previously, she got her Master in Ecology at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, studying mercury accumulation in gentoo penguin feathers from South Georgia, Antarctica.
Sara has been a member of the APECS Portugal Executive Committee since early 2015.