Laura Chavez Anderson (she/her) is a communications associate for the Blue Food Assessment, a collaboration with the Center for Ocean Solutions and Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University, Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, and EAT. She is also a Communications Specialist for the Blue Food Partnership, led by Friends of Ocean Action, a platform of the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the World Resources Institute. Her primary focus is on communicating scientific insights and policy recommendations across the Oceans & Food Initiative.
Laura joined the COS team in February 2018. She graduated from Stanford in 2021 with an M.A. in Earth Systems, Environmental Communication and a B.S. in Biology, Marine Biology. While at Stanford, she spent one academic quarter and two summers at Hopkins Marine Station, studying organisms in the Monterey intertidal zone and assisting with kelp forest ecology research in the Micheli Lab. Her graduate studies emphasized environmental law and policy, environmental education, and environmental justice research frameworks.
In addition to her role at COS, Laura has worked with the Seattle Aquarium as an Ocean Policy Assistant, Environmental Defense Fund Oceans program as a Schneider Fellow, and NOAA Ocean Acidification Program as a Hollings Undergraduate Scholar. Laura hopes to share her passion for marine ecosystems through positive and engaging communication. In her free time, she loves going hiking, cheering on the Washington Nationals and finding bodies of water to run alongside.