eScience Executive Director
Biological Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Oceanography
Sarah Stone became the Executive Director of the eScience Institute in September 2016, a position she job shares with Micaela Parker. Together with Dr. Parker, Stone handles eScience operations and planning, serving as the primary administrative contact for university and industry partners, funding agencies and the public. She helps to manage joint activities with partner institutions, including UC Berkeley and NYU, coordinates eScience outreach activities, and jointly runs the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program. Dr. Stone has a passion for fostering education and research collaborations across disciplines. As Deputy Director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH), she is involved in the thematic development of the WBDIH Urban Science working group
Prior to joining eScience as a Program Manager in 2014, Dr. Stone was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oceanography at Humboldt State University in northern California. She has been involved in many large, interdisciplinary research projects in oceanography and has a specialty in zooplankton ecology. Her research foci included the effects of krill swimming behavior on ocean particle dynamics; the role of ocean eddies in structuring animal diversity and abundance; zooplankton vertical migration and carbon sequestration.