Laura is a student at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with degrees in Chemistry (emphasis in Biochemistry, B.S.), Physics (B.A.), Mathematics (minor), and an American Chemical Society degree certification. She has always had a strong sense of place at the coasts and oceans . Laura's lifelong connection to and appreciation for the natural environment is the source of her deep passion for studying the oceans, atmosphere, and changing climate.
Science, not Silence
“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”
“Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back. And it’s fine if you as an adult want to run around pretending or claiming that you don’t believe in evolution, but if we educate a generation of people who don’t believe in science, that’s a recipe for disaster. We talk about the Internet. That comes from science. Weather forecasting. That comes from science. The main idea in all of biology is evolution. To not teach it to our young people is wrong.”