Student Stars: Sarah Dodamead

FSU student works to help preserve the planet with climate-change research.

Florida State University senior Sarah Dodamead has always loved science, nature and marine life, and it’s easy to see why.

She grew up in the Florida Keys and spent much of her childhood sailing around the Caribbean with her parents, who were expert mariners and scuba divers. Through that experience, Dodamead witnessed the effects of coral bleaching, usually caused by above-average water temperatures, and that included seeing marine life disappear.