Areas of Interest: Technology policy, data privacy and civil liberties,
Laura first became interested in public policy during an undergraduate internship with an arts advocacy group in Washington, DC as a John Glenn School of Public Policy fellow at Ohio State University. She graduated from Ohio State University with research honors distinctions with degrees in history and music. After receiving her degree, Laura was a lecturer for the OSU Department of Computer Science and Engineering, teaching an introductory computer science course for nonmajors and assisting with curriculum development. Her technology policy interests developed during graduate coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she focused on privacy issues in wearable devices and the Internet of Things. Laura’s professional goals are to continue researching technology policy and to help shape both industry and policy standards to advance technology while maintaining consumer trust and privacy.