🏅 Laura

Sunset Over New York City

My name is Laura McBride and I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. In this photo, I was attending the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in November of 2015 as a senior undergraduate at Moravian College. At this meeting, the Paris Agreement was negotiated and agreed to by over 195 nations. I decided to participate in Science-A-Thon to correct the misconception that scientists work in labs. My work centers on climate and atmospheric modeling, so I work on the computer all day.