In the summer of 2016, Katie Laughlin returned to the CURE team. She is responsible for CURE’s varied and integrated communications products and services, including newsletters and other print publications; Web, E-news and other online communications; media, public relations and marketing. Katie believes strongly in CURE’s mission and looks forward to “educating the public on complex environmental issues that threaten both public and ecological health” and “engaging people in meaningful dialogue on what we can do together to preserve and protect this place we all call ‘home’”.
As a summer intern with CURE during 2006-2008, Laughlin played a key role on several projects including the opposition campaign to the proposed Big Stone II coal-fired power plant, facilitating a kids’ fishing program and researching renewable energy options available from local electric cooperatives.
In 2010, she became the first student to graduate from the University of Minnesota – Morris’ Environmental Studies program with an emphasis in biology. During her tenure in Morris, Katie interned with Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric in Owatonna, MN and served with MN GreenCorps as a Living Green Outreach Specialist.
Laughlin is a Minnesota native, originally from Faribault.