Laura is an urban planner with over ten years of experience in development and activation of urban open space and community engagement. In her current role as Executive Director of the Charles River Conservancy, she oversees all aspects of the organization, including fundraising, strategy and advocacy. Under her leadership, the CRC is continuing the legacy of protecting and improving with projects like the installation of a floating wetland to enable important research for climate adaptation.
Laura has also served as the Associate Director of the Boston Waterfront Initiative for The Trustees of Reservations, an effort to build world-class, resilient open space on the Boston Harbor, and as the Director of Programs and Planning for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. She holds a BA in Architectural Studies and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.