Laura Wang was born and raised in eastern Iowa. The child of international students, she saw the value of traveling and studying abroad from a young age. She later majored in English and Chinese at the University of Iowa and studied abroad in Suzhou, China. Following graduation, she moved to Taiwan to teach English as a Foreign Language in public schools for two years. Laura continues her journey in international education through CIEE. She likes to run, write, and listen to podcasts.