Brooke Saari joined the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium team in 2020 and focuses on addressing information needs in the areas of water quality, stormwater, and ecosystem health through science-based outreach and education. Her background includes a B.S. in Environmental Science from Stetson University and a M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of West Florida. While an undergrad, she served as an Americorps volunteer with the Florida State Park Service focusing on natural resource management. After graduate school, she then joined the University of Florida IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant as an extension agent, delivering outreach programs on watershed awareness and environmental education including coastal resources, fisheries/seafood, and invasive species. Disaster focused programming included flooding, hurricane preparedness/recovery and Deepwater Horizon oil spill community response. After a move out west, she became the extension coordinator for the Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources for five years until relocating to South Carolina to return to Sea Grant.