Ms Laura Mumaw

Position

Consultant

School /
Work Unit

School of Global, Urban & Social Studies

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 5099

laura.mumaw@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 15
Level: 3
Room: 1

City campus

College/Portfolio

College of Design and Social Context


 

Ms Laura Mumaw

Key activities

Laura is a PhD Student in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group. In her PhD she will be looking at biodiversity decision making and stewardship in urban neighbourhoods.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences), with distinction, Stanford University, 1973
  • Master of Science (Fisheries), University of Washington, 1978

Industry experience

  • Chief Executive Officer, Zoos Victoria, 2000 – 2007
  • Managing Director, Auckland Zoo, 1988 – 2000
  • Senior Curator, Taronga Conservation Society, 1985 - 1988
  • Biologist, Operations Manager, Seattle Aquarium, 1977 – 1985
  • Research Assistant, US National Marine Fisheries Service, 1975- 1976
  • Research Assistant, Stanford Research Institute, 1974 - 1975

Board memberships

  • Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority, Oct 2011 – (current)
  • World Zoo Association (WAZA), 2003 - 2008
  • Landcare Research New Zealand, 1996 - 2000

Awards

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, RMIT University, 2013- 2016
  • State Finalist, Telstra Business Women’s Awards, 2004
  • Award for Professional Excellence (long term outstanding achievement), Australasian Regional Zoo Association (ARAZPA), 2004

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