Laura Hedli

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Industry Student
Occupation Columbia Grad Student / Sleep Researcher
Location New York, NY, United States
Introduction Hi, I’m Laura, a student at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. This fall I began work on my Masters with a concentration in magazine writing. Growing up in New Jersey afforded me the chance to see many-a-show, and this passion for the theater resulted in my transfer to Barnard College in 2006. While at school, I balanced a major in neuroscience with my duties as theater editor of Columbia Daily Spectator. As editor, I was responsible for managing all theatrical content. As a writer, I reported at the Tony Awards and broke news of the Local One stagehand strike. I also interviewed notable entertainment personalities, including Duncan Sheik, Lauren Graham, Bob Saget, Cynthia Nixon and Mike Birbiglia. This summer I have had the privilege of honing my critical skills at the National Critics Institute, hosted at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. As I attend J-School, I continue to explore my interest in sleep disorders at Weill Cornell Medical College. I recognize that my background in neuroscience allows me to look at theater through a distinctive lens, and my hope is that you'll find it compelling.