Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes

Senior Research Scientist

lhughes at scripps period edu
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Laura Hughes is fascinated by the intersection between science, technology, data, and design. She joined the Su lab in December 2017 as a Staff Scientist. Prior to arriving at Scripps, she worked as a data scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development, focusing on translating messy data and statistical analyses into understandable insights to help end global poverty. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a M.S./B.A. from Northwestern University. 


Ph.D., Chemistry, Stanford University
MPhil, Chemistry, University of Cambridge
M.S., Chemistry, Northwestern University
B.A., Chemistry, Northwestern University