Laura conducts in-person and virtual test development and validation workshops related to job analysis, program design, item development and review, and standard setting for clients. She has over a decade of experience in the fields of education and training, both in the public and private sectors. Laura enjoys the opportunity to work in all areas of test development, but especially enjoys training new item writers and conducting JTAs. Prior to joining Alpine, Laura lectured in anthropology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and managed curriculum, instruction, certifications, and exams for the Falmouth Institute, a training company serving Native American Tribal organizations. She received her M.A. in Anthropology and International Development from George Washington University. She lives with her husband in Alexandria, VA.