Laurie oversees the research and internship portfolio within Penn Abroad, including the Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) and the Penn Global Research Institutes (PGRI). She works closely with employers, faculty, and other partners abroad to develop internship and research placements for Penn students. Laurie has worked within several Penn offices over the last decade, including Perry World House, Penn Global Initiatives, and the School of Social Policy & Practice. Laurie received her BA in Archaeology and Classical Civilization from Boston University and her MA in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She studied abroad in Ireland where she spent the summer excavating a 13th-century church complex.