Laura Berthold is an Avian Research Field Supervisor at the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP). She began working for MFBRP in January 2009 serving as an AmeriCorps intern. In her current position, she helps lead the field crew, assists with planning and implementing research and management projects for native honeycreeper and forest recovery, writes grants and reports, leads helicopter operations, and engages public support through presentations and other outreach events.