IISG continues to expand its efforts to help prevent unwanted medicines from ending up in lakes, rivers and drinking water. To that end, Laura Kammin has joined IISG as a pollution prevention program specialist. Her work is focused on unwanted medicine disposal, reducing e-waste, and alternatives to burn barrels as well as other pollution prevention projects. Laura’s efforts will be directed at improving water and air quality, conserving natural resources, and protecting human health.

Before joining IISG, Laura worked for Prairie Rivers Network, a nonprofit that works to protect rivers and streams in Illinois. She has also held positions at the University of Illinois Office of Sustainability, University of Illinois Extension, and Illinois Natural History Survey. Laura received a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and an M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Illinois.

She is located in Urbana on the University of Illinois campus.