Sandra loves the marine world and has made it her professional focus. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich and a Master’s degree in Marine Biology at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands.
She participated in whale research projects in Canada and explored the ecosystems of rocky coasts in the Mediterranean. Sandra Striegel is particularly interested in the effects of climate change: she studied its consequences for sea turtles in the Caribbean, explored the ability of corals to adapt to warmer and more acidic water, and investigated the potential of large whale species to mitigate the effects of global warming in the ocean and keep its ecosystems in balance. Her most recent research project to date was dedicated to the consequences of increasingly frequent and intense marine heat waves for life in the ocean.
Since 2021, Sandra Striegel has been working at OceanCare on the interface between science and policy. She also writes about the ocean and knows how to inspire her readers for the world that is close to her heart.