Laura is thrilled to be part of MCE’s passionate team, and is excited to build on the successful outreach strategies incorporated by staff and members over the decades. Laura’s professional experience has covered a gamut of development and public relations initiatives, working for corporate, government, and non-profit entities on diverse environmental initiatives. She earned her Bachelors degree from Concordia University in Business Management and Communications. In 2011, she earned her MS in Sustainability at St. Louis University where her academic focus was on water management principles. Laura is inspired and energized by giving back, having served on many boards and committees in the St. Louis region. She is also very involved with her local church, specifically the food bank and tutoring program with an inner-city grade school. Laura is an avid hiker, biker, and gardener, and a life long lover of people and nature.