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

She has served on various boards and committees, including those of the David Suzuki Foundation, WWF Canada, and the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea.

Sarika’s marine research has taken her to many parts of the ocean, from the high seas to remote tropical islands to the coastal intertidal zones of her home, British Columbia. Her PhD investigated the effects of boat noise on fish, while her MSc focused on overfishing in the high seas, the results of which she presented to the United Nations.

She works in environmentally-themed media in print, film, and audio platforms.  She has hosted programs for Parks Canada, The National Film Board, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ocean Networks Canada, and Audible.

Sarika has been named an influential Canadian millennial by The Huffington Post Canada, and was nominated for a Buzzies award in 2020 for Best Host at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers. 

photo credit (top): Deirdre Leowinata