Laura Antonow, Director
Laura started her professional life as an intern in 1989 at an architectural lighting design firm in New York City. It had been her lifelong goal to live in New York after graduation, and the city did not disappoint. After serving as the first lighting designer at the Guggenheim Museum and completing an M.F.A. at Parsons School of Design, Laura returned to Oxford and began her professional journey in higher education. Since has been involved with experiential education in both faculty and administrative roles since 1998, and enjoys helping students transition from college to career. She is a UM alumna, having earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education in 2015. Her research interests include experiential education and intercultural competence, and her life interests include travel, reading, gardening, and cooking.