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Sarah Reiter

Sarah Reiter, JD

Associate Vice President of Ocean Conservation Practice
Ocean Policy, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life


JD, Vermont Law School
MS, Environmental Science, College of Charleston
BS, Oceanography, U.S. Naval Academy


As the associate vice president of ocean conservation practice at New England Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, Sarah Reiter applies her nearly two decades of interdisciplinary, solutions-based expertise to lead key aspects of the Aquarium’s ocean conservation agenda. In this role, Sarah bridges between subject matter experts across various sectors and at the intersection of science, law, and innovation to achieve meaningful ocean conservation impact for communities, marine wildlife and habitats, and the emerging blue economy.

Sarah joined the Aquarium as a law professor and the head of an observer delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations from the Vermont Law and Graduate School. She began her career as an oceanographer and meteorologist for the U.S. military and applied her leadership experience and technical expertise as she transitioned into ocean conservation work that has spanned research on the ocean’s seafloor to its uppermost polar region and includes previous experience at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of General Counsel, the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University, and Monterey Bay Aquarium.


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Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

Through pioneering conservation research and strategic partnerships, our team of 40 scientists works to combat the unprecedented impacts on the ocean from climate change and other human activities.