Sara Martin is a wetland specialist with PLACE: SLR and an extension associate with Mississippi State University. Her work focuses on the effects of sea-level rise on coastal wetlands and expanding the use of living shorelines in the northern Gulf of Mexico. She received both a B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Alabama.

Fun Fact:

Spent three weeks in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador to learn about tropical plants and was scared awake multiple times by howler monkeys!

Favorite Spot on the Northern Gulf:

It’s so hard to choose, but the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island is up there. It has everything – forest, swamps, beaches, and all the animals that live there!