As part of the Initiative on Producer to Consumer Sustainability (P2CS), Laura has been working on further developing the backend of the Trase platform, including the SEI-PCS tool (Spatially Explicit Information on Production to Consumption Systems), which allows for linking global consumption of traded commodities with regions of production at sub-national scales. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining a database that includes trade and production data, as well as indicators on the social and environmental sustainability of both production regions and supply chain actors.
A mathematician by training, she is particularly interested in spatial statistical methods and geo-referenced data in public health and environmental sciences. At SEI she focuses on spatial methods for supply chain mapping and other applications within the field of sustainability research.
Her previous research experience is primarily in biostatistics, with an excursion into migration studies exploring Chinese immigration in Italy. Laura holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Italian Studies from Smith College (MA).