Here at Penn, Laura is pursuing a Sociology major and a Political Science minor. Her interest in sociology was sparked after she took a class on the subject in high school, where she learned to examine the world more critically using a sociological imagination. She also became involved in public policy and government in high school, which led her to volunteer in political campaigns and organizations. Together, she feels that the two disciplines have a great deal of overlap, helping her better understand how social norms and values influence aspects of government systems and the political world as a whole.
Currently, Laura works as a Program Assistant at the Kelly Writers House. In this position, she is able to exercise her interests in reading and creative writing while also participating in workshops, hearing from lauded figures in the literary world, and partaking in other community events. In the fall, Laura will begin working at the Marks Family Writing Center, where she looks forward to helping other students become more confident in their writing.
Laura is interested in honing her skills in all four pillars of the SNF Paideia Program, particularly those of dialogue and citizenship. She feels that these two pillars will be very helpful for a future career in law, which she hopes to pursue after her time at Penn.