Sarah Curry is a passionate ocean advocate, a journalist, and a yogini.
The sea has been a constant source of intrigue and wonder for Sarah most of her life. Once she experienced the underwater world via scuba certification in high school, she knew she had to find out more, so she earned a marine biology degree from LSU. She then moved to the Northeast to work as a fisheries observer on commercial fishing boats and learned what it’s like to live at sea.
From there she went on to be an environmental activist and teacher, before heading west for graduate school. It was while she was pursuing a degree in environmental journalism that she discovered her passion for documentary filmmaking. During graduate school, she worked for Solar Today Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, and Boulder Community Media, writing articles and producing video content for the web and TV.
She has produced/directed/shot/edited three independent documentaries, on energy use in Colorado, fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico, and the history of CU Boulder’s Environmental Center. Most recently she has worked as a multimedia producer for the National Cancer Institute, producing award winning web videos, and writing articles about cancer research.
In 2010 she received the Laura Van Dam Fellowship from the National Association of Science Writers to attend the World Conference for Science Journalist in Qatar. Now that she lives in Miami, she’s on a quest to see manatees in the wild.