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

Sarah joined EDF in 2012 and serves as the Manager of the Northeast Coastal Ecosystems Resiliency project as part of the Diagnostics and Design team. Her work is focused in the Northeastern U.S., where she leads the Fishery Solutions Center's efforts to develop practical and comprehensive solutions that can address a suite of environmental stressors including climate change in coastal and marine ecosystems and human communities. She is also engaged in 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 son.