Sarah Lipuma is an environmental researcher based in New York City. She is employed as Research Assistant at the Hudson River Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which promotes environmental stewardship and scientific research in the Hudson River Estuary. She has done research and assisted in mapping and data management for several oyster restoration projects, toxic chemical cleanup assessments, and publications on environmental health and public engagement. She plans to attain a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy to explore climate change adaptation through the lens of climate justice, to make sure discriminatory policies in land use are not repeated and worsened by the destructive effects of sea level rise and flooding. She volunteers for the Coalition for Wetlands and Forests, a grass-roots community group in Staten Island that aims to protect a wetland from the development of a big-box store. She has a B.S. in Sustainability from Stockton University.