Laura Fischer

Senior Technical Leader

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Laura Fischer is a Senior Technical Leader at EPRI and leads research on the physical impacts of climate change on the electric power system. She is the Technical Lead for Workstream 1, Physical Climate Data and Guidance, for EPRI’s Climate Resilience and Adaptation Initiative (READi), manages EPRI’s Exploring Climate Impacts in Utility Operations and Planning Interest Group, and serves as an author for the Adaptation chapter and Technical Contributor for the Energy chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. Prior to joining EPRI, Ms. Fischer was an ORISE Fellow with the Climate Change Adaptation staff at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she researched the impact of climate change on EPA programs and identified adaptation strategies being implemented to mitigate these impacts. Ms. Fischer holds a Master of Science with Distinction in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Georgetown University. Her dissertation at Oxford explored the relevance of extreme weather event attribution to long-term planning for disaster risk reduction.