As a Virginia native, Laura is engaged with state level environmental policy as a student at the University of Virginia and a member of the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition. Having recently completed a 215 mile bike ride with the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition along the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Laura is working with other students to fight natural gas expansion. She currently works with U.S. Climate Plan in order to engage and mobilize Virginia students on climate in the 2015 state elections. This fall, Laura will help coordinate the Virginia student environmental movement with the national and international stage. In her free time this year, Laura will be RV-camping, sock-knitting, and teaching herself to cook Chipotle knockoff dishes.