Laura Drescher, Senior Associate

Areas of Expertise

  • Outcomes Definition & Measurement

  • Communication & Stakeholder Management

  • Adaptive Management

Education

  • BA, Political Science and International Studies, American University

 

Laura Drescher

Senior Associate

With her experience supporting a broad, regional, consensus-driven partnership, Laura is familiar with the challenges of implementing environmental projects across diverse stakeholder groups. She uses her knowledge of defining measurable environmental outcomes to help clients specify success.

With previous roles at the US EPA Office of Policy and Chesapeake Bay Program Office, she has worked with small business and regulators to reach consensus on recommended changes to regulations, made recommendations to streamline a wastewater discharge reporting process, and developed twelve new indicators of progress in Chesapeake Bay restoration, protection and stewardship. While her experience with a broad regional convener proved enriching, she sought more transactional experience in facilitating the implementation of environmental projects. This desire, plus her passion for public service, led her to Quantified Ventures, where she helps clients realize new approaches to solving environmental challenges. As a Senior Associate on the Environment Team, Laura applies her experience working with stakeholders and defining environmental outcomes to structure transactions in a range of topical areas, including wildfire resilience and green infrastructure.

Outside of the office, Laura enjoys visiting the local library and sampling the “local” wines near (Maryland and Virginia) and far (Portugal and Argentina). She hails from the Philadelphia area and currently lives in Washington, DC.