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Dr. Laurie Osher

Posted on May 24, 2022

Laurie Osher is a state representative, soil scientist, a building energy efficiency expert, a small business owner, and a former UMaine faculty member. Her business, Osher Environment Systems, helps homeowners lower their energy use, heating costs, and carbon dioxide contributions to the atmosphere. She moved to Maine in 1999 to be a Research and Teaching Faculty Member at the University of Maine in Orono after earning a Ph.D. in Soil Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and completing research with the Environmental Protection Agency. Before beginning on her Ph.D research she worked as a soil & watershed scientist for the USDA Forest Service, the US Agency for International Development, and the USDA Soil Conservation Service. Osher represents Orono in the Maine Legislature and served as an Orono Town Councilor from 2017 to 2022. She is the solo parent of 21-year-old twins, Noam and Zivi.

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