Laura L. Bader

Laura L. Bader

Career Interests

Environmental Education, Public Service, Natural Resource Management, Sustainability, Community Engagement
Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Certificates: Community-Based Environmental Management
Coursework: Conservation Biology, Environmental Law, Environmental Politics, Urban Ecology, Facilitation
BACHELOR OF ARTS, cum laude, May 2016
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Major:  Environmental Studies
Coursework: Society and Environment, Ethics Applications, Population Geography, Environmental Geology 
Study Abroad: Plate tectonic and geophysics studies of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

Professional Experience

Earth Science Interpreter, National Park Service, Craters of the Moon Nat’l Monument & Preserve
Guided interpretative tours of park trails. Developed and presented Junior Ranger and age-specific public earth science-based programming, effectively translated complex scientific phenomena into tangible, easily understood concepts. May 2017-August 2017.

Graduate Campus Sustainability Fellow, Sustainable Duke, Duke University
Guided cohorts of undergraduate sustainability groups through project generation and idea implementation. Student/staff liaison; brought together campus stuff, faculty & students to collaborate and advance campus sustainability ideas. Provided academic and personal mentoring to individual undergraduates. August 2016-May 2017.

State Park Attendant, Department of Parks and Forestry, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Woodbine, NJ
Enlightened park visitors on importance and identification of local flora and fauna found in costal and marine areas. Distributed park information and boat launching passes. May-August 2015.

Mid-Atlantic Trail Coordinator Assistant, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Durham, NC
Compiled and mapped trail data to increase trail connectivity region-wide. Collaborated with policymakers to identify areas for community-level participation in trail planning. Composed social media blasts and articles for contribution to company website. May-August 2014.


Additional Information

Technical Skills: STATA, NVivo
Certifications: CPR and First-Aid Certified
Student Groups: Diverse and Inclusive Club for the Environment, Duke Club Field Hockey, Nic School Naturalists


community-based management
environmental education
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government