Laura Hickey retired from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the United States’ largest conservation education organization, in 2017 after 31 years, and has been an elected board director for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) since 2014 with political responsibility for the FEE Eco-Schools’ programme worldwide. At NWF, Laura was the Associate Vice President of Education Programs and was instrumental in the development of the national Eco-Schools USA program (part of FEE’s international Eco-Schools program) launched in the U.S. in November 2009 and currently reaching over 5,300 schools, 135,000 educators and 2.9 million students. She has over forty-five years of project management experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Laura also served on the Steering Committee for the Environmental Paper Network, a coalition of over 100 environmental non-governmental organizations worldwide who focus on transforming the paper industry. She attended California State University at Bakersfield and San Diego State University, with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.