Sarah Zack

Pollution Prevention Extension Specialist

Sarah Zack develops and conducts extension and outreach activities related to the prevention of aquatic pollution, raising awareness of the impacts of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), coal tar sealcoat, microplastics, and other emerging contaminants on water quality, human health, and aquatic ecosystems. She also assists communities in developing unwanted medicine take-back programs and leads the Sea Grant PPCP Community of Practice.

Sarah has a dual B.S. in zoology and biological conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in biology from Loyola University Chicago. Previously, Sarah held positions as an invasive species specialist with IISG, ecology instructor at Loyola University Chicago, and an ecologist at an environmental consulting firm and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

University of Illinois
c/o Loyola University Chicago
Department of Biology
422 Quinlan Life Sciences Building
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 217-300-4076
Fax: 773-508-3646

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Purdue University
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
University of Illinois Extensio
Sea Grant
Purdue University