Laura Bartock


I am motivated by the stakeholders who are willing to put in the hard work to reach across divides and learn more about people who have different views than they do.

Laura Bartock, Program Associate


Laura Bartock is a Facilitator in RESOLVE’s Washington, D.C. office. Laura’s work focuses on natural resource management and conflicts, ecosystem stewardship, and energy and climate change issues. Laura facilitates collaborative planning, decision-making, and action to address environmental challenges. She provides strategic guidance, project coordination, and communications management for a variety of projects. Laura’s recent projects have focused on exploring best practices for deep seabed mining, implementing collaborative adaptive management on the Missouri River, and investigating policy pathways to respond to climate change.


Laura also serves as a Community Science Fellow for the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange. Laura is working with the Kiamichi River Legacy Alliance, a community group based in southeastern Oklahoma, to design and execute a scientific project to advance their goal of protecting the waters of the Kiamichi River Basin. Laura also supports the community group in its efforts to engage with public audiences, media, and decision makers.


Prior to joining RESOLVE, Laura served as the Acting Associate Director for the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Now, at RESOLVE, Laura seeks to help people build trust and mutual understanding in order to create positive impacts for people and ecosystems. She feels passionate about making people heard and understood.


Master of Science, Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, and Bachelor of Arts, Media & Communication Studies

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Certificate of Advanced Studies, Conflict Resolution

Syracuse University

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