Laura Elsler

Laura G Elsler is a postdoctoral fellow through the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, mentored by Christopher Golden. Her research will investigate global nutrition vulnerability and nutrition implications of marine governance and seafood trade. She is a social-ecological modeler with 8+ years of experience combining quantitative, big data analysis (e.g., FAO landings, Comtrade, OBIS, Global Ocean Policy Document Database) with qualitative field research. Previously she advanced research on rarely quantified social and governance processes determining the sustainable use of marine environments. Laura holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, led a Graduate Pursuit funded by SESYNC, worked as a Research Consultant for a UN Agency, and consulted European NGOs on ocean policies. Laura has engaged with diverse audiences, from fishers and farmers through to national ministries and UN institutions. She is deeply committed to address sustainability challenges through improved (intersectional, gender, decolonial) equity in the ocean sector as a DEI lead of the ECOP UN Ocean Decade Program.