She is particularly interested in the Pacific northwest where she grew up. Her PhD, which she obtained with Callum Roberts at the University of York, UK, investigated the effects of anthropogenic noise on a singing fish off the coast of BC. She is currently a visiting scientist at Ocean Networks Canada in Victoria, BC.
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 has acted as a member of the WWF-Canada Oceans Advisory Committee, and is currently a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation and the Centre for the Salish Sea.