Laura Lea Rubino
Laura Lea is passionate about advancing practical solutions for environmental challenges, particularly those affecting our oceans. She first developed an interest in sustainability and environmental issues while earning her bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. After college, Laura Lea earned a master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara, specializing in Environmental Economics and Politics, and Strategic Environmental Communication and Media. Laura Lea was SFG’s Operations and Communications Manager from 2016-2019, and in this role she lent various forms of support to individual research projects and SFG’s broader research portfolio, including proposal writing, project management, fundraising strategy, copy-editing, and general communications support. Laura Lea now works for the Environmental Defense Fund on their fundraising team.