Laura is the Judaica Digital Humanities Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania. Laura holds a bachelor's degree with the highest honors in religion from Haverford College. Laura's senior thesis at Haverford focused on Jewish peddlers, their business networks, and their religious practices along the Lower Mississippi River between 1820 and 1865. Laura is the recipient of a 2014 Tri-College, Mellon Foundation Digital Humanities Fellowship, under which she worked with Professor Ryan Cordell in his lab for Viral Maps, Texts and Networks at Northeastern University, mapping the spread and reprinting of 19th century newspapers and magazines. Laura is also the recipient of a John B. Hurford Arts and Humanities Center Summer Research Fellowship.