Sarah Ruiz B.A.

  • Science Writer
Sarah Ruiz

Sarah Ruiz writes stories about Woodwell Climate’s research and scientists for our website, magazine, and newsletters. She supports communications by traveling to field sites to immerse herself in Woodwell’s research and producing compelling narratives about climate science.

She most recently worked at the World Resources Institute as their writer and editor running a blog about forest monitoring and protection efforts. She’s also written for the Jane Goodall Institute, Virginia Sea Grant, and other science non-profits and publications. She completed a reporting fellowship with the Pulitzer Center and received a grant to pursue a multimedia project, in which she created a StoryMap about the total solar eclipse that passed through the United States in August 2017. 

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On assignment for Woodwell near Arches National Park, Utah.

She is motivated by her passion to tell stories that have a positive impact on the world and to make climate science accessible and inspiring to a broad audience. She believes that good science communication is vital to combating climate change and hopes connecting to readers on a personal level will drive enthusiasm and action in the fight against climate change.

Ruiz graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Science Communication and broad expertise in ecology, biology, multimedia journalism, and documentary. During her time as an undergraduate, she was the Executive Editor of The Flat Hat— William and Mary’s official student newspaper. When not writing about climate science for change, she can be found painting, drawing, writing fiction, and running an Instagram webcomic for the Perseverance Mars Rover.