bio

Sarika is interested in the ocean and fish, and the conservation of biodiversity.

She is particularly interested in the Pacific northwest where she grew up, and currently holds a visiting scientist position at Ocean Networks Canada in Victoria, BC. She is also finishing her PhD with Callum Roberts at the University of York, UK; her research focuses on the effects of anthropogenic noise on fish.

Sarika continues to do environmentally-themed work in media. She is intrigued by old-school TV, film and radio as communication tools, and their capacity to stimulate people and affect change.

She holds a degree in Marine Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MSc with Daniel Pauly from the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the WWF-Canada Oceans Advisory Committee, and a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Sarika was recently named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Explore Magazine, and an influential Canadian millennial by The Huffington Post Canada.