The image on the home page is of an artificially created tidal pool located at Cockroach Bay Preserve in Ruskin, Florida. At the time, I was the project manager for a grant fund that was used to support restoration projects from community plantings to large restoration construction projects. 

I share this with you not only so you can see something real that I am proud to have been a part of but I hope that you'll have lots of experience, projects, and positive impacts in your portfolio someday!


I started The Environmental Career Coach to help people passionate about the environment who are just starting in their careers or ready for new ones to discover their path and then stay the course! 

Are you struggling to know what your options are? Wishing you'd done a little more research while you were still in college and had access to resources and still had student loans to take advantage of? Wish you had thought about what your next career move was going to be a heck of a lot sooner???

I know how you feel, I've been there and in each and every one of those scenarios! I help students from all degree programs who plan to get jobs in environmental fields to understand the options available to them and how to be better prepared than the competition. Additionally, using my own experiences and knowledge of industry ins and outs, I help unsatisfied working professionals identify their best next steps.

My mission is to help you avoid the mistakes I made, and get into a career that you love and that will last you a lifetime!

The values woven throughout coaching with me are: passion for environmental health, perseverance, relentless personal development, creativity, and blazing your own trail

I started my college career in photography and design, then one day I just up and changed my mind. I wanted to work outdoors, so I switched my degree to Biology and basically started over.

During my college years, I received not a single piece of sincere or helpful career advice;  everything focused on grades, nothing on what to do once I had my degree in hand. 

After graduation, I got a job that, in hindsight, was in the wrong sector for me and  ultimately after 10 years I was still unable to answer the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Like me, many students I work with graduate extremely 
underprepared to find a fulfilling job in the field that they studied. 

I am now on a mission to ensure that students who choose environmental careers to 
get a head start, know what their options are, how to determine what they want and how to get it. 

Additionally, I am fortunate to be a person who will not stand for anything less than everything I deserve and I made a change. Others struggle for various reasons to acknowledge their unhappiness and do something about it. I want to help you too.

Environmental Scientist/Manager
I worked my up the ranks in a government agency from internship to management in just a few years. Getting ahead means making yourself valuable and being ready for the next level.
TBAEP Board Officer
This is where my interest in helping students and others really blossomed. I met so many others who were struggling to get the enjoyment out of their careers that they had anticipated.
Hillsborough Education Foundation Committee Member and Mentor
Mentoring can be done at any age. You may consider taking on a mentorship role for middle or high school students. You'll be amazed at how much you'll learn about leadership.
Annual Women in STEM Workshop Committee
The latest inspiration for me to work with students and people wanting more from their careers by getting more from their peers. I love the community building aspect!
Student Mentor
My first experience mentoring with HEF was so rewarding I promptly located a similar program after moving to Syracuse, NY! I now mentor with the P-Tech Career center at ITC.
  1. TBAEP President
  2. MacDill AFB Restoration
  3. Laura collecting water velocity data
  4. TBAEP USF  Chapter
  5. 2017 Women in STEM Workshop
  6. Student Coaching
  7. Yosemite
  8. TBAEP President