Sarah Freed is a researcher for WorldFish Cambodia and joined the team in 2018. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Management and cares deeply about strengthening wise resource use and well-being, especially within rural communities. Sarah previously led research and program development for community-based fisheries management and coastal ecosystem conservation in the Comoros. While there, she established the country’s first community-based catch monitoring program for coastal gleaning and boat-based fisheries. She also studied and reported national trends in coral reef status for the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. Her current work serves Cambodia and the greater Mekong region and focuses on three areas: understanding the role of rice field fisheries in rural livelihoods and food and nutrition security; optimizing benefits from rice field fisheries through biophysical and governance enhancements; and fostering the longevity of co-management initiatives.