Laura joined the CSA Ashwell office in June 2018, prior to which she worked as a Conservation Ranger, completed a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and joined overseas conservation projects. During this time, she gained experience working with local volunteer groups and consultant ecologists. Laura has experience in surveying for protected species and has been involved with habitat creation. Since joining CSA Laura has been involved with producing technical reports and drawings, and has completed data analysis. She is looking forward to developing her botanical identification skills, and working towards gaining her great crested newt license.