Laura coordinates and supports Professional Development programs for graduate students, working alongside Dr. Beth Allison Barr. These programs include New Graduate Student Orientation, Teacher of Record training, Grad Pathways for Success (GPS) workshops, outstanding graduate student awards, Women in the Academy, and New Graduate Program Director Orientation. Laura helps manage the Professional Development web pages, supports the Graduate Student Association cabinet members, and performs various duties for graduate housing communities. In addition, Laura works with our Baptist College & University Scholars, Conyers Scholars and Ramm Scholars. Laura joined BU’s Graduate Admissions team in September 2018 and transitioned to her current role in August 2021. Previously, Laura assisted with the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), tutored in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, and worked with various church ministries. She received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University in 1994.