Sutara Nitenson, Program Coordinator
Sutara is a water child at heart and has a passion for building healthy relationships between humans and the sea. Sutara completed their B.A. in Environmental Studies at UCSB with a research focus on sustainable aquaculture and has a certificate in Marine Diving Technologies. They are interested in ocean food systems, increasing access to sustainable seafoods, and the ocean as a means to empowerment! Sutara has worked as a research assistant on projects surrounding sustainable shellfish aquaculture, human rights in the seafood industry, and social responsibility in seafood supply chains. They also had a brief stint working as a maintenance technician on an oyster farm! Sutara can most commonly be found with a surfboard too big to fit under their arm, sharing snacks at the beach, or working on some creative endeavor involving trash and art.