Laura Herring joined the SSRC in February 2018 as an Intern with Drs. Kathleen Ragsdale and Mary Read-Wahidi. Herring is a senior at Mississippi State University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in International Business and a B.A. in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish. Herring is a Virtual Student Foreign Service Intern at the U.S. Department of State (2016-present), and student volunteer at the Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center (2017-present). Herring is a recipient of the Presidential Endowed Scholarship (2014-present), a President’s List Academic Scholar (2014-present), a recipient of the Shackouls Honors College Junior of the Year Award (2017), Executive Director and Founder of No Lost Generation at MSU (2016-present), and founding member/student advocate of Diversity Alliance Response Team (DART) (2017). Herring served as a Foreign Service Intern at the U.S. Department of State, Consulate General in Italy in 2016 and as an English as a Second Language Teacher at the Center of Participation and Integration of Immigrants in Spain in 2017. Herring will be assisting on the CDC-funded Focus4Teens Evaluation project and the USAID-funded Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab Project.