Assistant Program Director
Laura Sadovnikoff holds a BA in Russian language and literature from Brown University. After studying at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow, she spent several years in the field of US/Soviet cultural exchange, and led over 20 trips to the former Soviet Union. Before coming to Brown, Laura was dean of students at the Putney School in Vermont, and lived and worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Laura has held several administrative positions at the Watson Institute, including program manager of the Humanitarianism and War Project, program manager of the Global Environment Program, and manager of the Watson International Scholars of the Environment Program.