Associate Director, River Restoration Program
Area of Focus: Laura facilitates and manages river restoration activities across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Laura is also involved in establishing collaborative partnerships with academic institutions and local watershed groups to improve restoration monitoring and increase communication between researchers and restoration practitioners.
Background: Laura joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to American Rivers, she worked as a post-doctoral research assistant and volunteer/outreach coordinator at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland. Laura is an aquatic biogeochemist who is broadly interested in how restoration practices influence stream ecosystem function.
Education: B.S. in Biology from Susquehanna University,
Ph.D. in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics from the University of Maryland-College Park.
Favorite River: Susquehanna River