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Sarah Loftus


I earned a PhD in 2019 at the Duke University Marine Lab, researching how to cheaply yet effectively grow algae for making biofuels. I began unearthing my love for writing by blogging for Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment in graduate school. I pursued science communication training through workshops and online groups to begin publishing articles in wider outlets. I'm interested in connecting scientific research to society through understandable and engaging writing, and am especially interested in covering environmental science and energy topics. I'm excited to continue covering coastal science topics as a fellow with the Miami Herald.


Sarah Loftus stands on a balcony overlooking a body of water.

Duke University

Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation

Fellowship Host: The Miami Herald