Lauri MacLaughlin, Research Associate, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Lauri MacLaughlin

Regional Research Associate


Lauri has been with the national marine sanctuary system since 1987 when she began working for the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, a predecessor of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. She manages coral rescue and coral nursery partnership development and participates in U.S. Coral Reef Task Force activities including the implementation of local action strategies with the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative.

Lauri has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, the Coastal America Partnership for Action and the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals for her efforts in coral conservation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Penn State University and a certificate in marine science from Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium.