Veronique LaCapra

Véronique LaCapra is the science and technology reporter for St. Louis Public Radio. She first caught the radio bug writing commentaries for WAMU in Washington, D.C. After producing her first audio pieces at the Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, she was hooked!

LaCapra has done ecological research in the Brazilian Pantanal, regulated pesticides for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, been a freelance writer and volunteer in South Africa and contributed radio features to the Voice of America in Washington, D.C. She earned a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in environmental policy and biology from Cornell University. LaCapra grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in her mother’s home town of Auxerre, France.