Laura is a communications intern at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions. She joined the team in February 2018. Laura is a senior majoring in Biology on the Marine Biology track and a coterm Masters student in the Earth Systems Environmental Communication Program. Broadly, she is interested in understanding how ocean ecosystems work and how to translate ocean science into environmental policy. While at Stanford, she has 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. This past summer, she went home to Washington, D.C. and worked on communicating ocean acidification science with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Laura hopes to share her passion for marine conservation through positive and engaging communication with the public. In her free time, she loves going hiking, cheering on the Washington Nationals and playing saxophone in the band.