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.
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 the Centre for the Salish Sea, and was a visiting scientist at Ocean Networks Canada in Victoria, BC. Sarika has been a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation since 2011.
In 2012 Sarika was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Explore Magazine, and an influential Canadian millennial by The Huffington Post Canada. She was featured as Ms. Chatelaine in 2015. Flare profile, 2017.