Laura Strickler '08

 Laura Strickler is an International Affairs Specialist in NOAA's Office of International Affairs (OIA) in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on Arctic regional affairs, global negotiations on marine resources, and sustainable development issues.  This consists of coordinating various policy processes throughout NOAA and the U.S. Government, providing policy recommendations, and co-developing U.S. policy positions for international meetings, in particular marine-related meetings of the United Nations and the Arctic Council.

Prior to joining OIA full time, Laura was a contractor and 2014 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in the office. She also spent a year consulting for non-governmental organizations on their Arctic campaigns at the International Maritime Organization, and she lived in Mozambique from 2008-2011 serving in the U.S. Peace Corps and working as a Divemaster. She holds a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University and an M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

She is an avid scuba diver, runner, and team sports enthusiast. She spends as much time as possible at her and her husband's home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.