Laura is a PhD candidate in the Environmental Engineering & Science program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Her research is focused on quantifying childrens exposure to environmental contamination through multiple transmission pathways. Her research is motivated by the more than 2,000 children who die every day from preventable diarrhea. She seeks to reduce mortality and morbidity due to diarrhea by testing and implementing scalable interventions. Her research is in Bangladesh, where she has lived for over a year, collaborating with local researchers and attempting to communicate in Bengali.