LAUREL HANSCOM

CEO
Global Footprint Network

PRESENTATION

Laurel, CEO at Global Footprint Network, is dedicated to finding ways to support the sustainability movement and applying meaningful metrics to promote positive change in the world. Whether it is by developing partnerships, promoting the Ecological Footprint calculator and open data platform, or exploring ways to increase the relevance of footprint research, she strives to empower people with data. Before joining Global Footprint Network, Laurel worked in the Office of Strategic Information, Research & Planning at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, DC, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. Her two years in the Ecuadorian Amazon were preceded by a brief career as an environmental analyst, specializing in socioeconomic and environmental justice impacts. She holds a BA and MA in geography from San Diego State University, where her research focused on climate change vulnerability and agriculture.