Laura graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Earth Science. In her undergraduate career, she studied paleoethnobotany and processed flotation samples from the Bronze Age site of Pecica Şanţul Mare in Romania and the Iron Age site of Gabii in Italy. Laura first became interested in museum and collections management through these experiences. After graduation she completed two AmeriCorps museum collections management internships with the National Park Service in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park and at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center here in Tucson. She has worked for the Tree-Ring Lab since 2018, focusing on cataloging, rehousing, and digitizing LTRR’s modern studies collection through the NSF CSBR grant. She also continues to work with the Western Archeological and Conservation Center as a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) contractor and as a volunteer by managing records and supervising students.