Youth Leadership Council Member
Laura Park is a 23 year old recent Masters graduate from the University of Plymouth in the UK having studied MSc Marine Conservation. Laura also holds a BSc (Hons) from Plymouth in Ocean Science and Marine Conservation.
Laura became interested in marine science and research from an early age, starting her volunteering efforts at 16 at a local aquarium and completing a Nuffield Research Project at Bangor University, Wales, at the age of 17.
Through both her Bachelors and Masters degrees, Laura has been involved on researching the effectiveness of MPA’s as well as evaluating the management and monitoring of such designations ranging from locations in the UK, The Bahamas, South Africa and Honduras. This has included working with partner organisations such as Operation Wallacea and The ORCA Foundation (SA).
For the past few years, Laura has been appointed on the World Oceans Day and EarthEcho International’s Youth Councils. Working with fellow peers from all over the world, she aids in education, activism and scientific research for the Marine environment. Due to her work with EarthEcho, Laura is the youth UK representative for the Oceans 30x30 marketing campaign aiming to protect 30% of the Ocean by 2030 and is working to restore coastlines from key locations all over the world.