Laura Birenbaum: Cuttlefish | MACNA Speakers 2017
Laura has been devoted to her career in the reef aquarium industry for over 16 years and has been a fish keeper for most of her life. In addition to her internship at the Steinhart Aquarium, Laura has worked on many sides of the trade including aquarium retail, wholesale and manufacturing. Laura co-owned a reef aquarium shop in Bellingham, Washington while earning her B.S. in Marine Biology at Western Washington University. She also served as the Vice President of the Long Island Reef Association for several years. Laura enjoys conducting experiments in the reef hobby with a focus of research on the success rates of dry shipped marine invertebrates and coral. She also adores skiing, drawing, endless home remodeling, and beach days on Long Island with her new family, courtesy of Joe Yaiullo.