Laure Bell serves as a Project Coordinator at Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of West Georgia. She currently works under Dr. Linda Southward in the Family and Children Research Unit (FCRU) where she contributes to FCRU grant funded projects assisting with grant submissions, project designs, writing, editing, compiling project reports and conducting qualitative research. She also manages the social media, websites and communications for several projects.
Laure began working at the SSRC in 2012 as a researcher for the Project Fit America Evaluation, funded through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. Her current projects include MS KIDS COUNT, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the EMPOWR Program (Empowering Mentors to Promote Women’s Retention), funded by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi; and the Mississippi Data Project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.