Laura Herrin has been with The Student Conservation Association since 2002. She currently serves as SCA’s Director of Program Innovation. In this role she is responsible for the design and development of new programming for SCA. Prior to this role, Laura was the Director of Community Programs where she was responsible for SCA’s urban and workforce development programming which operates in fifteen cities across the country.
With an extensive background in conservation, youth development and family service work, Laura brings over twenty –five years of non-profit experience to the Committee.
While overseeing the Community Programs, she and her team have tripled the size of SCA’s community conservation programs in the last five years with the summer work programs accounting for much of the growth. These programs provide a summer conservation work experience for traditionally underserved youth. Most recently Laura lead the development of a conservation field certification program model in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management and Phoenix College, which is being piloted in the fall of 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Laura has a BA from Wheaton College attended Dartmouth College, and an MS from Springfield College. She has been a certified Wilderness First Responder, an instructor with the Crisis Prevention Institute and a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. She joined The Corps Network Board of Directors in 2011.