Laurie is a veteran public policy professional who has held positions in government, industry, and academia. Laurie most recently served as Deputy Director of UC Berkeley’s Global Engagement Office overseeing the development of partnerships with international universities and advising the campus on best practices for global engagement in a higher education context. As head of Global Trade Policy for Levi Strauss & Co., Laurie advised on global trade and development issues. Laurie has always been passionate about working with institutions committed to a greater good and has sought out opportunities to engage on global concerns. Laurie holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Tufts University.