Laura Eaton

Southwest Program Coordinator

Laura EatonAreas of Expertise: Project management, wildlife coexistence and advocacy, environmental issues, public outreach and event planning

Laura joined Defenders of Wildlife in 2016 to launch our new Southwest regional office in Santa Fe, NM. Laura works on a variety of projects and environmental issues at Defenders including our Range Rider program, anti-border wall campaign, endangered species recovery, public outreach and event planning. She was researcher and fact-checker on Defenders recent publication about the devasting impact of the border wall on wildlife and wild places, “In the Shadow of the Wall”. She also provides program coordination, technical support and budget management for the Southwest team. A broad interest and passion for wildlife and wild places, she completed courses in Riparian Ecology and other environmental studies. She has volunteer experience with non-profits conservation organizations in Arizona including Prescott Creeks and Sierra Club’s Water Sentinel program. With Prescott Creeks she assisted the Granite Creek Watershed Improvement Council in understanding watershed health through the collection and of physical and chemical data from local streams and lakes. And as Water Sentinel, she participated in water flow monitoring on the Upper Verde River. In her former career as an Information Technology professional she worked with Fortune 500 corporations; Federal and State government agencies implementing software solutions and process improvement. She has a B.A in Economics from Eastern Connecticut State University.