Laura Evans

2021-22 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Neuroscience

Laura Evans, a senior from Ames, IA, is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience. From freshman year through the end of 2021, she conducted research on sleep and motor behavior in human infants under Dr. Mark Blumberg. This past summer, Laura was awarded a research grant through the Iowa Center For Undergraduate Research (ICRU). On campus, she has formerly been vice president of the Iowa Neuroscience Club and vice president for the University of Iowa Swing Dance club. As a Latham Fellow, Laura hopes to improve her ability to translate science into language that people of all ages and backgrounds can not only understand, but enjoy exploring for themselves. In her free time, Laura loves learning other languages, dancing, singing, taking walks, and doing jiujitsu.