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Laura Cuccaro

Laura Cuccaro

Associate R&D Imagineer - Environmental Sustainability Engineer

Walt Disney Imagineering R&D

Burbank, Other

I focus on quantitative analysis to provide technical solutions and strategies that merge environmental sustainability with excellent guest experiences.




"The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it." -- Barry Commoner

Walt Disney Imagineering R&D

Associate R&D Imagineer - Environmental Sustainability Engineer

Develop and implement a seamless sustainability integration strategy for WDI new-build projects. Research and analyze possible sustainable solutions, and vet options for inclusion. Use life cycle assessments (LCAs) to compare alternatives or identify opportunities to reduce environmental impact without impacting quality of product or guest experience.


Walt Disney Imagineering R&D

Advanced Development Intern - Sustainable Design & Engineering

Completed simplified, EIO, and full process-based life cycle assessments (LCAs) for several complex systems for The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) and Parks & Resorts, taking into consideration environmental, financial, labor, safety, and guest satisfaction impacts. Used LCA to identify opportunities to reduce environmental impact without impacting quality of product.

Worked to incorporate sustainability thinking and LEED principles into TWDC design processes and operations. Developed tools to help TWDC designers and operators make more informed decisions.


Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc. (BKi)

Energy Efficiency Analysis Intern

Managed contractor data updates for Energy Upgrade California program for PG&E and SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District). Conducted energy simulation analyses in EnergyPro and Excel, and used results to implement process and policy improvements. Streamlined rebate processing and authorization procedure, resulting in increased efficiency.


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Student Design Trainee - Project Management Bureau

Contacted utilities companies to coordinate delivery of project drawings and utility as-built drawings. Proofread construction specifications and drawings. Coordinated finalization of legal documents from city governments. Compiled schedule, budget, and planning details from various departments into a Project Management Plan. Updated assessments of project-related risks.


Tellefsen Hall Association

Kitchen Manager

Cooked Sunday night dinners for 44 residents and members of the Cal Band.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Summer Camp Intern

Set up and conducted science experiments, maintained lab equipment, and monitored students.

San Dieguito Boys & Girls Club

Music Intern

Assisted Music Director by teaching basic music and conducting the student band in practices and concerts.

University of California, Berkeley

College of Engineering, B.S. Environmental Engineering Science