Laura Major is a Research Program Analyst in BSR's Individual Behavioral Processes Branch. Laura received her B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she majored in Anthropology and Psychology. She received her MPH in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in May 2012. Laura’s interest in aging issues developed in graduate school. As part of the requirements to obtain her degree, she participated in a yearlong field training experience with the Orange County Department on Aging. Her student group developed a 5-year strategic plan for aging services in the county, which the Department on Aging still uses today. Prior to joining BSR, Laura worked for Westat on research operations for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), where her main responsibilities included training data collectors, writing manuals and user guides, ensuring quality control of data collection, and assisting in the introduction of technological innovations.