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#WeAreNMEA - Laura Bracken Chaibongsai

Posted By Jennifer Magnusson, Monday, March 11, 2019

Laura Bracken ChaibongsaiLaura Bracken Chaibongsai

Program Director

Miami Waterkeeper
Miami, FL

Laura Bracken Chaibongsai is an informal, marine science educator who specializes in citizen science and hands-on research experiences. She just recently dove into a new role as the Program Director for Miami Waterkeeper, directing their extensive suite of engaging programs designed so local citizens can take an active role in protecting Biscayne Bay and the surrounding watershed. They are training citizens how to identify and report environmental issues in their communities, conducting a high school leadership course, and sharing water quality data through the free Swim Guide app.

Current GoMRI Issue CoverPreviously, Laura was the Program & Outreach Manager for the CARTHE Consortium at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, working to increase the visibility of CARTHE, inspire young scientists, and bring awareness to environmental issues through innovative educational programs for all ages. Laura was part of the team of GoMRI Outreach Managers who recently published a special issue of the NMEA journal Current, featuring information on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the important science resulting from the disaster. NMEA members can access the Current journal on our website for articles and lesson plans. (Not a member yet? Join here!)

Laura received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts degree in Marine Affairs & Policy from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School.

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