Laura Li has interned at Thunderdome since last September; she worked with the breaking news team in the fall and is splitting her time between national news and data this spring. She is finishing up the final semester of her Master's degree at NYU, where she is enrolled in the magazine program.
Laura grew up in the Chicago suburbs and holds a BA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In light of her extensive experience working in magazines — she has previously interned at Rolling Stone, Lucky and Redbook, to name a few — Laura credits her time at Thunderdome with imparting an appreciation for the newspaper industry. Upon graduation in May, she will join the staff at the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a copy editor.