Laura Blyler is fellowships alumni manager at the Social Science Research Council, in which she is coordinating efforts to strengthen the council’s relationship with former fellowships recipients. Prior to joining SSRC, she was the program manager for fellowships, grants, and global programs at the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She managed the alumnae network of AAUW's fellowship and grants programs, one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. She also coordinated AAUW's global programming working with AAUW's representatives to the United Nations. In her spare time, Laura volunteers with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area where she currently serves as the Co-chair of the Young Professionals Board of Directors. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from American University.