Laura Collins is from Winston-Salem, NC and a recent graduate of Davidson College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in history. Her research focused on historical memory, narrative construction, and North Carolina educational history.
At Davidson, she was a Senior Admission Fellow in the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, working to help prospective students learn more about Davidson. She also worked with the Davidson History Journal, an online student publication housed under the History Department, serving as Editor-in-Chief her senior year.
Laura has worked at the North Carolina General Assembly, serving as a legislative intern for Senator Jay Chaudhuri. She also interned at the North Carolina Justice Center, where she worked directly with the Education & Law Project. Additionally, she served as a tutor at the Ada Jenkins Community Center, an after-school enrichment program for elementary school students, during her time at Davidson. These experiences made her interested in working to find equitable solutions to issues in North Carolina’s public schools.
As a fellow, Laura is leading communications, research efforts, and other projects for the foundation and with partner organizations. In her free time, you can find her on a run, listening to music, or taking care of her plants.