Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Human-wildlife conflict

Environmental communications specialist with a passion for protecting the species, lands and waters of our planet.

Currently studying for my PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy, focusing on social science and spatial mapping techniques for predicting and preventing human-canid conflict in places where habitat will be restored.

Board Member (Newsletter Manager) for the Washington, DC chapter of EcoWomen.

Selected Publications


George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

August 2019-Present

Ph.D. Environmental Science and Public Policy

Advisor: Dr. David Luther, Department of Biology. Co-Advisor: Dr. Tom Akre, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies                                       

May 2014-August 2015

M.S., Environmental Conservation, GPA: 3.9/4.0

Master’s Thesis: “Can we really change behavior? Whooping cranes and illegal shootings.” In partnership with the International Crane Foundation (ICF).

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Bret Shaw, Department of Life Sciences Communication


American University, School of Communication and School of Arts and Sciences                               

August 2010-May 2014

Dual B.A., Journalism and History, GPA: 3.6/4.0

Study Abroad: University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, Academic year 2012 – 2013

Undergraduate Thesis: “Land, Sovereignty, and National Identity – American \Indian Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century America.”

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Gautham Rao, Department of History