Laura is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of the Built Environment at Aalborg University (BUILD-AAU), Denmark. During her PhD at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) in Barcelona, she investigated the occurrence, methods, and fate of microplastics in transitional systems of the Mediterranean Sea. These areas between land and marine environments play an essential role in understanding the fluxes of plastics entering the ocean and the associated sources. Laura’s research at the Urban Pollution Group (BUILD-AAU) continues to center on the challenges of plastic pollution, combining exciting fieldwork with the development of analytical methods to robustly quantify micro- and nanoplastics in the environment. Laura is a National Geographic Explorer, and her National Geographic Society-funded project “Dynamics of Sinking Microplastics” investigates the exports of microplastics from the sea surface to the seafloor. She aims to contribute to understanding which environmental processes govern the sinking fate of microplastics to the bottom of our oceans.