Laura Carroll, Development Manager, was raised in Nevada County among the forests, rivers, and large granite slabs that cover the Sierra Nevada landscape.
After high school Laura relocated to Humboldt County to pursue her education. While living behind the redwood curtain, Laura developed a love for botany and watershed ecology. Majoring in Ecological Restoration, she conducted benthic macroinvertebrate sampling and identification as an indicator of ecosystem health in a restored tidal slough.
Laura spent a field season working with the U.S. Forest Service as a plant specialist in Stanislaus National Forest. Here she conducted botany surveys, looking at successional changes in plant assemblages in the forest after major disturbance caused by the Rim Fire.
Laura has been with The Sierra Fund since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys creating art, staying active outdoors, and cooking creatively with local, seasonal vegetables.