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Deputy Program Manager, Water Resources and Agriculture


Sarah Brennan is the Deputy Program Manager for NASA’s Applied Sciences water resources and agriculture application areas. She recently moved back to Maryland from Oregon where she worked with the Institutes for Natural Resources and the Institute of Water and Watersheds facilitating discussions between state natural resource agencies and stakeholders to aide in developing a statewide Scientific Review Process for the state legislature.

Previously Sarah worked at the Water Science and Technology Board of The National Academy of Sciences to support studies covering topics such as the Everglades restoration, USACE infrastructure investments, water reuse projects, and the California Bay Delta management. She received her M.S. in Water Resources Policy and Management from Oregon State University and also completed a Certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation. Originally from Pennsylvania, Sarah also lived in Ghana as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later worked in South Korea for one year.