Laura Stoughton, Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship, 2015

Laura Stoughton received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Cognitive Science and Psychology from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) in December 2014. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she is a James Alton James Scholar and National Merit Scholar. Laura has had experience as a Loomis Chafee Summer Faculty intern and as a sixth grade biology teacher for underserved students in Manchester, New Hampshire. She has begun working on a master’s degree in Science in Education degree from Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy with the intention of teaching high school science and being a role model for girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Regarding her potential as a teacher, she is described by her advocates as “the single most qualified person I have ever met,” a “demonstrated leader,” and a “most impressive scholar.”