SGCR Executive Secretary and Coordination Lead
National Coordination Office (NCO)
Sarah Zerbonne serves as the Executive Secretary for the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR), as well as Coordination Lead within the USGCRP National Coordination Office (NCO). In her role, Sarah works closely with NCO leadership and the SGCR Chair to facilitate reaching the strategic goals and objectives of the program. In addition, Sarah facilitates coordination and collaboration amongst NCO staff coordinators and portfolio leads and their interagency groups. Prior to this role, Sarah served as Adaptation Lead within the NCO for over five years.
Prior to joining USGCRP, Sarah worked on climate change communication efforts with the National Park Service and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication. Additionally, Sarah worked for several years on ecological restoration projects as an AmeriCorps member with EarthCorps in Seattle, WA. She later joined the EarthCorps staff to recruit, interview, and hire national and international participants for their young adult leadership training program.
Sarah earned a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Science & Policy at The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, and received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Colby College in Waterville, ME.