Our brilliant colleague/partner/daughter/sister, Sarah Crump, was a paleoclimate scientist who studied past climate change in Arctic and alpine settings to better understand how our environment might change as Earth warms in the coming decades.

Unfortunately, Sarah was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in April 2022. After a hard-fought battle, the cancer spread, and she passed peacefully on November 18th, 2022. Words can’t express how important she was to INSTAAR, CU Boulder, and so many other communities. We send deep love and sympathy to her family and friends. Her bright light will live on.

With the help of Sarah, her family, and friends, INSTAAR established a fellowship in her name just a few days before she passed. Please help us raise an endowment sufficient to support a full-year Graduate Research Fellowship, providing salary and tuition for one CU Boulder grad student each year. The fellowship will give a boost to their study of Earth or environmental science in Arctic, Antarctic, or alpine regions and also be a lever for equity and underserved communities.

Contribute to Sarah's fellowship