Sara K. Yeo

Sara K. Yeo portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Communication
  • Faculty Affiliate, Environmental Humanities
  • Faculty Affiliate, Global Change and Sustainability Center

Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • B.S., Oceanography, Hawaii Pacific University

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star in the Humanities Award. College of Humanities, University of Utah, 11/2016

Biography

Sara K. Yeo (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Her research interests include science communication, public opinion of STEM issues, and information seeking and processing. Her work has been published in journals such as Risk Analysis, Energy Policy, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Materials TodayShe has also written articles for popular science magazines, such as The Scientist and New Scientist.

Originally from Malaysia, Sara is trained as a bench and field scientist and holds a M.S. in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her training in ecology and the life sciences has been invaluable to her research at the intersection of science, media, and politics.

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