Laura Killian

Laura Killian
Positions:Region:North America
Country:United States
Interests:Indigenous rights, community development, permaculture
Biographical Information:Laura Killian is currently on the faculty of Washington University. She earned her Masters degree at Antioch University. She came to CWIS as an intern after a few years of living at Lake Tahoe enjoying all the snow and mountain living. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2001 with a BA degree in Anthropology and Religion. Laura also attended the School for International Training in the spring of 2000 where she lived in Western Samoa and Fiji, learning the Samoan language and conducting research on coastal management and community participatory development. Since beginning her internship in 2004, Laura has become full time staff as the Coordinator for the Forum for Global Exchange and as the Promotions Director. She enjoys most any activity that is outdoors, from snowboarding and mountain biking to rock climbing and dirtbiking, as well as the art of photography and sculpture.
She shares her professional skills as the Water Quality Educator under the Lake Champlain Sea Grant at the University of Vermont in the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory.