Adar is pursuing a BS in Marine Biology with minors in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Business Practices from Northeastern University. Prior to working at SFG, she spent eight months taking field-intensive graduate level courses at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories, and the Bocas del Toro Research Station, run by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Adar has contributed to research at the Northeastern Marine Science Center, UCLA, the Caribbean Primate Research Center, and has interned at The Nature Conservancy in Boston, MA. Her academic and professional interests revolve around small-scale fisheries, responsible aquaculture, food security, marine conservation, science communication, and community engagement. Following SFG’s mission of translating theory into practice, she seeks to apply existing research in developing nations to help marine resource-dependent communities adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change and population growth by enhancing food security and promoting environmental stewardship.