Laura Mannara is currently pursuing a dual bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science at the University at Buffalo. She currently works as an economics tutor in the Academic Resource Center helping students with introductory economics coursework. Laura is involved with clubs in the Undergraduate Student Association, serving as president of College Democrats and secretary of United Nations Student Association. In addition, Laura is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Her current research through the McNair program under the mentorship of Professor Michelle Benson examines female brain drain in developing nations. Upon graduation Laura plans to pursue a PhD in political science with a concentration in comparative political economy, focusing specifically on global development.