About

The NAEP is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions. Our members are public and private sector professionals who promote excellence in decision-making in light of environmental, social, and economic impacts of those decisions. NAEP provides the access and network for you to grow as a professional.

Our show follows environmental professionals at all levels of their career to bring you a nuanced and informed discussion on what it’s like to work in the environmental arena. Hear us talk through failures, struggles and successes of the typical environmental professional. We will also highlight news, updates and fun facts from the scientific community. We are excited to provide this podcast as a way to reach environmental professionals, students, and educators who have one thing in common: we spend our time working to protect the environment. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

The EPR Hosts

Senior Environmental Project Manager at DAWSON, Inc.

Nic has been a member of NAEP since 2013, initially through the North Carolina Chapter (NCAEP) prior to joining the national chapter. He served as the technical chair for NAEP's first ever virtual conference and has supported the Publications, NEPA, and Water Resources committees. He is now an at-large board member and leads the Communications Committee.

Co-Host Laura Thorne

Strategy Execution Consultant, Environmental Career Coach, B.S. Biology, PMP

Laura has been a member of NAEP since 2011, starting with the Tampa Bay Chapter (TBAEP). She served as VP and President from 2014 - 2016 and led the effort to start the local TBAEP Women STEM group. Since moving to Syracuse, NY she has joined the national chapter and now is an at-large board member and co-leads the Education Committee.


The Behind-the-Scenes Team!

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Hannah Kopydlowski


Environmental Scientist at DAWSON, Inc.

Hannah has been a member of the national NAEP chapter since 2018. She currently serves as a social media volunteer with the Communications Committee helping to share more about all the cool happenings within the national organization and local chapters.


Karalyn (Kara) Lubold

M.S. Env. Management, B.S. Env. Science

Kara is an emerging environmental professional. She has been a member of the national NAEP chapter since 2019; and is also a member of the Pennsylvania (PAEP) and Mid-Atlantic (MAREP) local chapters since 2020. Kara volunteers as an EPR podcast Production Assistant, and has also served as Moderator for NAEP webinars.


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We are always looking for additional volunteers!

If you are into marketing, social media, editing, blog writing, etc. and want to spend an hour or a few hours per week helping us create quality content and reach more people, email us at laura@environmentalprofessionalsradio.com.