Laura Lloyd-Braff is a MA candidate in international development, with certificates in Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance. Prior to coming to the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, she served for three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, where she worked primarily on developing programming for HIV+ youth, as well as designing and facilitating HIV prevention projects.
In the summer of 2013, Laura completed her internship at the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Working in the Emergency and Humanitarian Action Unit, she conducted a daily surveillance of disasters in the region and conducted an in-depth analysis of lessons learned from the 2012 Typhoon Bopha.
Laura is part of the humanitarian assistance program because it provides its students with a great combination of theoretical and practical knowledge, allowing students to explore the field of humanitarian assistance from a variety of angles. Upon graduation, she hopes to find employment either within the UN system or with an INGO such as Care International, and eventually gain a program management position.
Laura is originally from Alexandria, Virginia and received her BA in history with a minor in French from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.