Sarah Ruiz writes stories about Woodwell Climate’s research and scientists for our website, magazine, and newsletters. She most recently worked at the World Resources Institute as their writer and editor telling stories about forest monitoring and protection efforts. She’s also written for the Pulitzer Center, 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.
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 when it comes to combating climate change and hopes connecting the reader with Woodwell’s research and mission 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, a self-designed major combining courses in ecology and biology with journalism, communications and documentary classes. During her undergraduate work, 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.