Laura manages FSE’s communications and external relationships strategy, to maximize the impact and reach of the Center’s research agenda. She previously served as a research assistant on FSE’s solar gardens project in Benin. For four years she was the program manager of The Europe Center at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Most recently, Laura worked at The Asia Foundation, where she co-authored a study on the business environment for women business owners in Indonesia. She has a master’s degree in international economics from the University of Denver, where she studied climate and agricultural finance, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California at Davis.