Laura Caldwell has worked for GCOOS for about eight years. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1986 with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in industrial engineering. She went on to work for the University in 1991 in the College of Geosciences, then transferred into the Department of Oceanography about a year later. During her tenure, she worked for 10 different department heads. After working for the department for about 22 years, she worked for Drs. DiMarco, Hetland, Chapman and Jochens on various projects, including GCOOS. She retired in June 2019. But it wasn’t long before she would return to work for GCOOS on a part-time basis.