Sarah Hartman


Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Spring 2023

Sarah Hartman is a first year Ph.D. student in UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management focusing on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Her research examines trade policy’s impacts on global virtual water trade, local water balances and agriculture. Sarah is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Harry S Truman Scholarship. Sarah holds a Bachelors of Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware, with a minor in French. Before starting at UC Berkeley, Sarah conducted research in Mexico focusing on innovation of locally-made, low-cost groundwater treatment technologies. Additionally, through a Fulbright Scholarship in the Philippines, she characterized urban rainwater quality and developed rainwater harvesting materials for public use. She has a strong commitment to addressing water challenges through a cultural and societal lens. She also views community engagement in science as an integral component of technological advancement.

Policy Interests: Water Resources, Agriculture, Infrastructure