Laura Feinstein

Sustainability and Resilience Policy Director


(415) 644-4289

Laura Feinstein is SPUR’s sustainability and resilience policy director, leading our work on climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience. Laura has led research projects on environmental justice, the water-energy nexus, safe and affordable drinking water, sea level rise and drought adaptation. Previously she worked as a senior researcher at the Pacific Institute, a research scientist and project manager at California Council on Science and Technology, and a fellow with the California Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.

She was a California SeaGrant Delta Science Fellow and has been recognized by the California Senate for her service to the state. She holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in anthropology, and a Ph.D. from U.C. Davis in ecology.