Sarah Gaichas

Acting Chief, Ecosystems Dynamics and Assessment Branch

Dr. Sarah Gaichas has been a Research Fishery Biologist with the Ecosystems Dynamics and Assessment Branch at the NOAA NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA since September 2011. She previously worked at the NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA from 1997-2011. She is a member of the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee, and previously served on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Plan Team and Aleutian Islands Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team. She has been fortunate to collaborate with many US and international scientists on comparative structure and function of marine ecosystems and the design and implementation of Integrated Ecosystem Assessments. Sarah earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science in 2006, her M.S from the College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science in 1997, and her B.A. in English Literature from Swarthmore College in 1991.