Laura Pleasants


Laura manages the Engaged Scholars Program by developing its programming and events, documenting and communicating its goals, and working to expand its opportunities, influence, and impact.

Before joining the Swearer Center team to manage the TRI-Lab Program in 2013, she served as Program Coordinator for the Ghana-Brown Academic Partnership to Address HIV/AIDS. Laura brings experience in international student exchange, higher education partnerships, and community service programming. A native of Rhode Island, Laura earned her BA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and Master’s of Higher Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.