Sara Tjossem is a Senior Lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and Associate Director of Curriculum for the MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy. At Columbia she teaches environmental policy and the history of science. Her training in both the natural sciences and the history of science informs her research and teaching on environmental policy and politics. Her most recent book, Fostering Marine Science and Internationalism: The Journey with PICES, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (Springer, 2017), describes the development and growth of a leading marine intergovernmental science organization.
Sara Tjossem co-leads the Environmental Sciences and Humanities Research Cluster and serves as a Steering Committee Member.