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Laura is a senior marketing and communications manager at Berkeley-Haas. As a former journalist, she finds no shortage of interesting stories to tell at Haas. As a Cal alum, she loves being able to walk to work through redwood groves along Strawberry Creek.

Recent Posts

What They Did Last Summer: Fund Fuels MBA Social Impact Internships

By Laura Counts   |   4/12/2017
Left: Thato Keineetse, MBA 17, on a mountaintop in Tanzania during his internship with Off.Grid: Electric last summer

Humans of Haas Podcast: Two MBA Love Stories

By Laura Counts   |   11/21/2016
Tianyi Ma, MBA 17, and Joanna-Xiaojun Guo, MBA 18, fell in love and married in China before Tianyi enrolled in the full-time Berkeley MBA; when Joanna visited him, she also fell in love with Berkeley, set her ...

Going All in At Full-time MBA Orientation

By Laura Counts   |   9/23/2016
Full-time MBA Week Zero is a no-holds-barred introduction to life at Haas. Part MBA-essentials boot camp, part immersion into Haas academic and student culture, and part bonding experience, the week is ...

"Best & Brightest" in FTMBA Class of 2016

By Laura Counts   |   7/01/2016
Leading changes in MBA culture to make it more inclusive for women and minorities; launching the Nairobi office for a mobile micro-lending startup; serving as student government president; creating a "Hot ...

We Came To Haas To Dream: EWMBA Class Of 2016

By Laura Counts   |   6/02/2016
When Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA 2016 student speaker Luis Bellon wrapped up his commencement speech at the Greek Theater last week, he produced a pair of scissors from under his gown.  "Join me in throwing ...

An MBA Trek across the Andes, Into the Heart of Chile & Peru

By Laura Counts   |   5/06/2016
Student-organized treks are a longstanding tradition in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program—many students say they are a highlight of their time at Haas. Over the past two years, students have organized treks ...

This Time It’s Personal: EWMBA Students Hack To Fight Lyme Disease

By Laura Counts   |   4/29/2016
Photo, left to right: Team members Michael Cohn, Jose Luis Pacheco, Faith Kirkpatrick, and Shannon Herline, with Lia Gaertner of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation

A Sampling of Startups

By Laura Counts   |   4/22/2016
Berkeley-Haas students are launching startups in record numbers.

Google's "Perfect" Teams Reflect Berkeley MBA Curriculum

By Laura Counts   |   3/16/2016
Photo: Teamwork in action in the Cleantech to Market applied innovation course