Laura supports the development and launch of the new Energy Transition Academy, housed within the Global South Program.
Prior to joining RMI, Laura served as the first sustainability coordinator for DeKalb County, GA, establishing a framework for sustainability programs and climate policy through an equity lens. Academic and prior career experiences focused on the nexus of climate science with marginalized communities through local government, climate policy, and community-based mentorship and knowledge-building programs. She is keenly interested in climate solutions as a means for accelerating social justice.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading. She hosts ECO CHIC, an eco-conscious lifestyle podcast primarily aimed at millennial women, covering a wide range of topics such as climate science, fashion, business, and books.
BS, Biology and Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
MS, Climate Science and Solutions, Northern Arizona University