Dr. Sarah Otto

Dr. Sarah (Sally) Otto is a professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Canada-wide Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship program in conservation biology. Sarah helped establish the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution and the Liber Ero program, and served as Director of the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC. She has also served as President and Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Vice-President of the American Society of Naturalists, Vice-President of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology as well as a member of several editorial boards. A highly acclaimed scientist, Sarah received the coveted MacArthur Fellowship in 2011 — popularly known as the Genius Award — among many other honours. She received her Bachelor of Science and PhD from Stanford University.

Sarah has been a Director since 2015.