Laura is the senior program coordinator for Special Projects in Texas Global. She initially joined Texas Global in Education Abroad as a program coordinator for customized, faculty-led programs in 2015. Prior to joining The University of Texas, Laura worked for international development NGOs in Washington, DC. She managed education, economic, and legal empowerment programs for women in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Balkans. Through her work coordinating USAID and U.S. State Department programs, Laura traveled to Bangladesh, Bosnia, DRC, Rwanda, and Turkey.
Laura has an M.A. in international development from George Washington University, and a B.A. in international relations and public communication from American University. Her love for travel and intercultural learning began with a transformative study abroad experience at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.