Laura is a Program Coordiantor at the Center for Disaster Risk Policy and an adjunct instructor in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. She conducts research in UAS integration and applications, operates as a member of the CDRP UAS Team, and serves as a UAS Coordinator in the Air Operations Branch at the State Emergency Operations Center during disasters. She also maintains the CDRP UAS equipment cache.
Laura is also interested in policy analysis (specifically innovation and diffusion) at the federal, state, and local levels, and applies this interest to UAS policies, laws, and regulations. She is currently a doctoral student at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.
She is from Rogers, Arkansas, by way of Pensacola, Florida and holds a B.A. in International Affairs (2015), and an M.P.A. (2017), both from Florida State University.