Our People

Sarah Gutzmann


Sarah Gutzmann is a social-ecological system scientist with a diverse technical background in coastal ecology, conservation biology, social science, and toxicology as well as public education and communication. Sarah joined Azimuth in 2020 to assist with a multi-year scientific evaluation of fish population dynamics that involved multi-party processes and risk communication.

Sarah continues to work with Azimuth on select projects while pursuing her PhD in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. Sarah holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, a Master of Resource Management (MRM), and is a Biologist in Training with the BC College of Applied Biologists. She has completed graduate-level fellowships in community engaged research and policy knowledge mobilisation. Sarah’s expertise sits at the intersection of social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic development. In her PhD research, Sarah collaborates with communities, regulators and industries to promote social-ecological equity in kelp harvesting, farming, and restoration.

In her free time, you can usually find Sarah reading, kayaking, or exploring with her beagle, Tova.