Laura Simon is a wildlife ecologist and the President of the Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. She ran a wildlife hotline for 18 years to assist the public and community leaders on ways to resolve a variety of wildlife issues, and trained animal control officers, police and rehabilitators around the country on phone advising methods. She has served on the Connecticut Rabies Advisory Committee and worked with state agencies to create a rabies vector species rehabilitation program and manual that served as a model for other states. Laura is also a board member of Reunite Wildlife, Inc and has given presentations at state and national conferences on various aspects of resolving wildlife issues and preventing orphaning. She graduated from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a focus on wildlife policy.