Laura Frescoln joined the Iowa Water Center in October as a grant specialist. Laura has 4 years of grant experience in the non-profit sector and is excited to apply her knowledge and skills at the Iowa Water Center.
Laura grew up in Ames and is a Cyclone fan through and through. Her interest in the Iowa Water Center stems from her passion for conservation and agriculture. She spent many weekends on her grandparents’ farm watching the seasons change and developing a deep appreciation for the land, the water and all that rely on their resiliency.
Laura received a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University in psychology and a Master of Science in mental health counseling and worked in the social services area for several decades. A desire to change course and work for conservation issues brought her back to Iowa State where she completed her Master of Science in sustainable agriculture in 2015. Prior to joining the Iowa Water Center team, Laura worked as associate director for Practical Farmers of Iowa where she worked with farmers and other ag leaders to advance their mission to build resilient farms and communities.
Laura is thankful to be part of the team that is taking on water issues in the Midwest and looks forward to partnering with researchers and other experts to improve water quality around the state and beyond.