Laura Petersen is a reporter covering oceans, fisheries and endangered species for Greenwire, an online newswire produced by Environment & Energy Publishing.
Based in Washington D.C., Petersen keeps a close eye on Congressional hearings, legislation and appropriations related to marine resources, management and policy.
She also explores the science and technology helping inform management decisions, striving to translate complex topics into engaging and accessible stories.
Petersen earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from U.C. San Diego in 2005 and a master’s degree in science journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2010. In between, she was a community newspaper reporter in San Diego, Calif., covering Solana Beach and Del Mar, two small beach towns with big development and environmental issues.Contact: lpetersen[at]eenews.net 202.446.0409 Photo credit: Jon Letman