Sara Nawaz is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society working on OceanNETs, a project examining the feasibility of ocean-based negative emissions technologies (NETs) for addressing climate change. Sara’s work seeks to incorporate public perspectives and principles of responsible innovation into the design and governance of these technologies. She is also affiliated with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions where she contributes to the project Solid Carbon, which also investigates ocean-based NETs.
Sara completed her PhD in August 2021 at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, at the University of British Columbia (Canada), where she studied social dimensions of emerging gene editing, gene drive, and synthetic biology technologies for agriculture. Prior to her PhD, Sara worked as a researcher at the World Resources Institute and a consultant at Environmental Resources Management. She holds an MPhil in Development Studies from Oxford University and a BA in economics from Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania, U.S.).