Laura Kurtzberg is an information designer and cartographer at Ambiental Media. She also works as an Assistant Professor of Practice at Florida International University’s School of Communication and Journalism, where she teaches courses in data visualization, web development, and digital media. After graduating from the University of Miami with an MFA in Interactive Media, Laura used her software development and data analysis experience to work on projects that combine journalism and technology. Laura is particularly interested in telling stories about the Amazon rainforest, and has developed environmental data projects, news apps, and interactive maps for Ambiental Media, InfoAmazonia, and Mongabay.