Laura is a student at UC Davis who is pursing a master’s degree in Geography. Her research focuses on political geographies of civic engagement in the US and Mexico. Prior to graduate school, Laura worked on a variety of projects in fields ranging from conservation planning to international conflict mapping as a geospatial analyst and cartographer. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 with a BA in Political Economy and a minor in Geography. Laura is a research assistant and the CCEP's Mapping California's Communities project lead.