Academic Focus: Environmental Decision-Making
Advisor: Dr. Steven Gray
Hometown: Okemos, MI
Laura's research focuses on Michigan's Water Withdrawal Assessment Process and examines how a diverse set of stakeholders perceive groundwater dynamics and water use in the state. She is also interested in evaluating outcomes from the use of environmental decision support systems (EDSS). Laura, an Outreach/Research Associate at the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research, has worked on multiple projects that developed and deployed EDSS for the Great Lakes region. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Agriscience and a B.A. in Russian from MSU. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and hiking.