Laurie Fraser Muzzy

Laurie Fraser Muzzy

I'm a conscientious scientist with diverse experience in agriculture, labs, and leadership, primarily interested in remediation of contaminated sites, and the policy involved in pollution and mitigation.

Career Interests

environmental remediation/restoration; environmental law & policy; constructed wetlands; environmental planning
Employment Sought:


Masters of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Bachelor of Science, June 2013
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 
Soil Science Major
Coursework: Environmental Law, ArcMap Geospatial Analysis, Soil Vadose Zone Remediation, Wetlands Ecology & Management, Forest Health and Pathology, Soil & Water Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Soil Resource Inventory, Agricultural Entomology, Soil Microbiology
Projects: An Analysis of Conservative and Liberal Cities’ Environmental Policies; Survival of Chlamydospores of the Sudden Oak Death Pathogen in Various Soil Types; Heavy Metals in Serpentinitic Soils Soil Science
Professional of the Year Award, 2013, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Professional Experience

Lab Assistant, Duke University Wetlands Center lab assistant  
soil, water, and plant sample collection and analysis; reagent, standards preparation; equipment operation. Aug 2017- present
Skills and Experience
Laboratory Analysis: analysis of soil, water, plant material samples; analysis of crude oil, gas, wastewater samples; wastewater analysis for EPA compliance; utilization of mass spectrometers, ion chromatographer, and gas chromatographer; wine pH and Brix analysis and interpretation
Duke Wetlands Center, Sans Liege Wines Phillips 66 Refinery Cal Poly State University Nonprofit administration
Board-to-member communications; financial management and funds disbursement; event planning, logistics, and facilitation; compost program development; mentorship and training; fundraising and volunteer coordination
California Forest Soils Council SLO Botanical Garden KCPR 91.3 Cal Poly Radio Winery, Cellar & Vineyard
fermentation management; yeast, acid, nutrient, and water additions; wine lot and barrel inventory in 35,000-case production facility; compliance and marketing for wine brands; vineyard liaison, crew supervision
Sans Liege Wines, Desparada Wines, Sextant Wines, Vineyard Professional Services Forestry & Agriculture
site-specific sustainable agricultural analysis; greenhouse management, nutrient application; erosion and hydrology evaluation and recommendations for ecological restoration project; rare plant and invasive plant habitat assessment
U.S. Forest Service, Pepper Creek Farm, Cal Poly State University

Additional Information

Technical skills: ArcGIS geospatial analysis; wet lab equipment operation; winery equipment operation

Associations/Affiliations: Africa Environment Initiative; Rethinking Regulation Grad Student Working Group; Duke Water Network; Soil Science Society of America; Ecological Society of America; California Forest Soils Council.

Honors/Scholarships: Soil Science Professional of the Year, 2013, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo; Logan S. Carter Award, 2011-2012, Cal Poly, SLO; Lisle R. Green Scholarship, 2010-2011, Cal Poly, SLO; Long Beach City College Foundation Scholarship, 2009-2010, Long Beach, CA


environmental compliance
project management
waste reduction and management
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

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