Laurie advises students who are seeking Semester Abroad (SA) opportunities and supports students going abroad through the Penn Global Seminars (PGS) program. Laurie works closely with faculty to develop new Penn Global Seminars and plan the short-term travel component for selected seminars. Prior to joining Penn Abroad, Laurie worked at Penn’s Perry World House where she helped launch its research agenda and student programming. 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.