Laura Havel

Department of Public Affairs

Laura Havel is an undergraduate student currently attending the University of Maryland, College Park, pursuing a degree in both Art History and Communication. Her previous coursework experience in several public relations courses, in addition to a few museum education courses, allowed interning for the National Museum of American History’s Office of Public Affairs to fit perfectly with her interests and knowledge. Daily tasks for Laura include writing media reports, assisting with film crews and interviews, and responding to numerous inquiries from media and the public. The fast paced Office of Public Affairs gives Laura the opportunity to understand how much effort and planning goes into making the Smithsonian museums so successful, and she is honored to be included in such an exciting and educational program.