Laura manages FSE’s communications and external relationships strategy, to maximize the impact of the Center’s research agenda. She previously served as a research intern on FSE’s solar market gardens project in Benin. For four years she was the program manager for The Europe Center at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Most recently, Laura worked in the Economic Development unit of The Asia Foundation in San Francisco. She holds a master’s degree in international economics from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from UC Davis.