Laura Fingerson is currently the Director of Institutional Insights for Strategic Education, Inc., which includes Capella University and Strayer University. Laura has worked in roles in education as varied as Norwegian immersion preschool teacher, summer camp counselor, university professor, and higher ed researcher, evaluator, and administrator. She has served in various volunteer and board roles for organizations such as Girls Incorporated, Girl Scouts, professional organizations in institutional research, and Lakselaget, a scholarship organization serving young women who "swim against the current." Laura earned her B.A. in sociology and anthropology from the University of Minnesota and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University.