Sarah Lindley Smith
Sarah Lindley Smith
Senior Manager, Opportunities and Outcomes

Sarah joined EDF in 2012 and serves as the Senior Manager of the Opportunities and Outcomes team. Her work is focused on tracking fisheries outcomes, where she leads the Fishery Solutions Center's efforts to evaluate the performance of fisheries in the regions where EDF works, and is developing tools to assess the social and economic outcomes of fisheries management interventions. Previously at EDF, she engaged in New England fisheries, promoting strategies to rebuild fisheries in this region, including addressing the impacts of climate change on fisheries, better incorporating ecosystem elements in fisheries management and improving habitat protection. Sarah has a background in social science research and prior to joining EDF, she worked on issues related to fishing communities and marine spatial planning in New England. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Rhode Island studying stakeholder participation in co-management of marine protected areas in the Caribbean. Sarah holds an M.A. in Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a B.A. from Hamilton College. Sarah lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two young children.