Laura is involved in long-term water quality monitoring, larval fish surveys, and measuring changes in marsh vegetation, among other projects. She conducts monitoring in the field, processes samples in the lab, and analyzes data to look for trends.
Laura received her Bachelor's degree in Marine Science from Rider University and her Master's degree in Marine Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Before she began working at the reserve, Laura worked as the Coastal Science Specialist for the New Jersey Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for two years, monitoring vegetation for a marsh restoration project.
When she's not at work, Laura enjoys hiking, skiing, cycling, playing flute, and going to the beach whenever she can.