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Laura brings significant strategy, analytics, and deal experience to Locust Walk. Prior to joining the team, she was an Associate at Destum Partners, a boutique life sciences strategic consulting and advisory firm, where she led projects supporting various biotechnology and pharma clients across the globe. During her career at Destum, Laura completed over 45 strategic consulting projects and 25 sell-side advisory engagements. Her consulting experience includes product and market assessments, asset forecasting and valuation, indication prioritization, business case development, and pricing and reimbursement strategy. On the advisory side, Laura focused on supporting strategic partnerships, mainly licensing and acquisition agreements, for her clients with assets in early and late stages of development. She has broad domain experience in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, dermatology, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiovascular, and orphan diseases. Prior to joining Destum Partners, Laura gained experience working as a Microbiologist at Exela Pharma Sciences.

Laura holds a BS in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. She is currently pursuing both an MBA and MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, part-time. Outside of work, Laura enjoys hiking and playing with her two dogs, Ace and Granite.