I am an interdisciplinary science communicator, educator, and social-marine scientist.

My Storytelling Work

My writing has been published in local, regional, national, and international publications such as Grist, JSTOR Daily, the Oxford Climate Review, and Wired. From 2021-2022, I worked as an assistant editor for Estuary News Magazine and the KneeDeep Times, two regional open-access publications based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As a 2022-2023 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow, I focused on research and storytelling about coral restoration off the Caribbean coast of Honduras in the Bay Islands. To learn more about my non-journalistic work, including science education consultation and social-marine science research, please contact me at sierra.garcia@alumni.stanford.edu.

Other Background

I was proudly born and raised in Monterey County on California's Central Coast, and am an alum of Stanford University's Earth Systems program (M.A. '20, B.Sci. '18).

In 2022, I was featured on the second season of the podcast 21st Century Mermaids alongside three colleagues from the US Youth Advisory Council for the UN Ocean Decade.