Laura Bader

Laura Bader

Career Interests

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


Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC, Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Coursework: Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Law, Community-Based Environmental Management, Soil Science, Environmental Politics

BACHELOR OF ARTS, cum laude, May 2016
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Major: Environmental Studies
Coursework: Field Methods in Geography, Society and Environment, Environmental Geology
Study Abroad: Soil studies of Andisols in the in the larger Reykjavik, Iceland region; Plate tectonic and geophysics studies of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

Professional Experience

Graduate Campus Sustainability Fellow, Sustainable Duke, Duke University
Guided cohorts of undergraduate sustainability groups through project generation and idea implementation. Served as a liaison between students and staff while mentoring students in their studies and undergraduate lives. Coordinated and implemented collaboration meetings amongst various campus sustainability to enhance sharing of ideas. August 2016-present.

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

Mid-Atlantic Trail Coordinator Assistant, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Compiled and mapped trail data. Collaborated with local policy makers to target trail initiatives, specifically in the urban sector. Composed social media blasts and articles for contribution to company website. May-August 2014.

Environmental Educator, Department of Parks and Recreation, Washington, D.C.
Coordinated and participated in development of a structured afterschool environmental program. Guided ~10 middle school children through nature activities. January-May 2014



citizen science
community-based management
environmental education
project management
public health

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

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