Sarah Burton is a USGS Data Scientist serving as the data steward for the North Central CASC as well as the Midwest and Pacific Island CASCs. In her position, she is responsible for overseeing data management activities for all projects from their onset through publication. This includes development of a Data Management Plan, providing guidance on data product development and assisting archiving data and information products into the CASC data repository, Sciencebase. Sarah received her Masters of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University in 2019 where she studied the role of social networks in partnership development with state wildlife agencies. Her professional interests include developing approaches to better understand the interactions between humans and wildlife habitat, quantitative & qualitative social science, and spatial analysis and tool development.