Sara Stahlman, Senior Coastal Outreach Specialist, joined PASG in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s in biology with a minor in psychology from Penn State Behrend, and her master’s degree in biology from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where she focused her thesis research on the interactions between climate change and AIS establishment potential. Sara specializes in Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and provides education and outreach on prevention, early detection, rapid response, and management to various agencies and user groups. She led the development of Pennsylvania’s model rapid response plan and of the Pennsylvania AIS Field Guide, and has developed materials and numerous trainings and outreach events for agency field staff, boaters, anglers, water gardeners, students, and members of the public. Sara also specializes in climate change adaptation, and works to help communities overcome the barriers associated with climate adaptation, and helping communities become resilient to climate impacts. Sara is a memeber of the "Community Resiliency Work group" which is developing a Climate Action Plan for the Erie region. In 2012, Sara won the Great Lakes Sea Grant Individual Achievement Early Career Award.