Laura Stern is a current graduate student at the Environmental Policy Institute of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. She holds a BA in Honours Environment, Resources and Sustainability, minor in International Development and diploma in Environmental Assessment from the University of Waterloo.
Before coming to Newfoundland, Laura worked as an environmental assessment consultant for the federal government. At Grenfell, her research interests include impact assessment and water governance. Laura works with the Rural Resilience Research Group on drinking water challenges facing rural and remote communities within Newfoundland and Labrador. She is also a member of the Coastal Connections podcast team, an initiative that shares stories of environmental resilience and adaptation from across Atlantic Canada. When she’s not writing reports or conducting research, Laura can be found running and hiking the trails of Gros Morne National Park!