Laura has 15 years of experience in Education, 10 in Educational Technology. Former industry experience includes educational policy research & data analysis (Dept. of Education), grant-writing and multi-media product development, as well as global training implementation & policy-based reform.
Laura's traditional classroom teaching experience includes peer-level instruction for Quantitative Methods for Economics (Differential Calculus) & Writing Across the Arts (Multimedia Writing & Storytelling)
Laura earned her B.A.'s in Economics (Game Theory, Quantitative Analysis) & American Studies (Virtual realities, Film) from the University of California in Santa Cruz. As an undergraduate, she studied Economics & Writing/Film on exchange at the University of British Columbia. She earned her Ed.M. (Masters of Education, Higher Education) from Harvard's Graduate School of Education in 2011.
Her design work has been recognized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Grantee, Next Generation Courseware Challenge, 2014), Fast Company (Finalist, World-Changing Idea, 2020), and various media publications including the Washington Post, ABC's Good Morning America, ABC's Nightline, and Engineering & Technology Magazine.
In her personal time, she provides virtual career guidance, mentorship & peer-level counseling to adults living with complex trauma & PTSD. She is a trauma-informed educator and a certified Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator with CIT International.
09:00 AM - 09:55 AM
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