Laura Fielder spent the past year as a habitat specialist for Community Training Works where she researched the threatened Frosted Flatwood Salamander in field studies and aided in restoring their habitat at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. She also assisted in designing social media posts and designing presentations about the company’s accomplishments for partners. Prior to this, Laura was an environmental educator for Nature’s Classroom where she designed science curriculums which she taught to students on field trips. Laura found her love of science at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Geography with a minor in writing. Her interests include animals and exploring the outdoors, which she developed from a young age having grown up on a farm. This passion has led to her new pursue her opportunity as a Resource Assistant at Osceola National Forest, where she is excited to assist the US Forest Service in sustaining the environment for the present and future generations.