Dr. Sarah Oktay

Sarah Oktay, Affiliated instructor

Position Title
Affiliated instructor

Muir Institute


Sarah is the Director of Strategic Engagement at the Muir Institute, Stebbins Cold Canyon Director, Natural Reserve System. Before joining UCD in April 2018, Sarah was the Director of Institutional Advancement at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, after 25 years at sea level researching, teaching, fundraising and communicating with the public. She is also the science advisor for actor Mark Ruffalo, advising on topics such as climate change, fracking, water quality monitoring for the non-profits he founded, Water Defense and The Solutions Project.