William and Mary Law School

Laura Fleming

Laura Fleming (U.S. Embassy Political Section)

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I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but I went to college at Florida State University, where I double majored in History and International Affairs. This summer I will be working in the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in London. This will not be my first time living abroad or in London. In college, I studied abroad three times, in Panama City, Florence, and London. While in London, I was an intern for the office of Sarah Teather, MP. Working for Ms. Teather was one of the most rewarding and interesting experiences of my life. I learned more in a few months at her office than in all my many years of higher education.

While working for a foreign government was fascinating and rewarding, I want to contribute to the operations of my own government and apply my degree in International Affairs and my current study of the law. The alliance between the United Kingdom and America is one of the most important in the world. Having such a strong ally in that part of the world has become increasingly important in the current global environment. It is my desire to learn as much as I can about how this relationship works and how to improve it in today’s world.