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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

Student Perspective: Leading in a Time of Political Turmoil

By Laura Counts   |   1/26/2018
When Sharifa Dunn woke up Nov. 9, 2016, the first big news she got was that Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States.

How to be an MBA "leader amongst leaders"

By Laura Counts   |   1/04/2018
 As one of the dozens of clubs and organizations that students in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program can get involved with, the MBA Association student government is the one that touches on the most aspects of ...

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