Laurie Griffith


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Ms. Griffith’s work at Marstel-Day has focused on projects that address international environmental security issues, climate change, the relationship between water resources and social vulnerability, regional growth management, and encroachment challenges to military installations and their surrounding communities and natural resources. She currently supports Air Force clients by monitoring media on a variety of encroachment, ecological, renewable energy, and conservation topics in the Asian-Pacific region; and assisting with stakeholder communication, outreach, and engagement strategies. Ms. Griffith is an editor for a variety of client deliverables that include Installation Complex Encroachment Management Plans (ICEMAP), Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMP), federal and state policy reviews, reference guides, and climate change and water strategies, among others. She has also been an active member of Marstel-Day’s Green Vision Council and led efforts to “green” Marstel-Day’s supply chain.

Ms. Griffith has 10 years of experience working in the field of health and social policy research consulting for the federal government. Prior to working with Marstel-Day, Ms. Griffith conducted anti-drug media campaign evaluation research for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), provided quality control for a National Institutes of Health-funded database, and managed a research grant peer review process for the National Institute of Justice. She conducted research on refugee policy, resettlement, and repatriation for Refugee Policy Group, and wrote refugee case studies for a United Nations Development Program-funded project. Ms. Griffith’s research interests and experience span a range of human rights-related topics that include international development, foreign aid, refugee issues, food policy, human trafficking, microfinance, and ethnic and class stratification.

Ms. Griffith holds a BA in sociology and East Asian studies from Berea College, Berea, KY. She also holds an MA in international affairs, focused in communication and international development, from Ohio University. Ms. Griffith spent one year studying at Kansai University of Foreign Languages in Hirakata City, Japan, and teaching English to adults and children.