Laura op de Beke started as a fellow in January 2019, having pitched a plan to reform the NASA website, and implement a more updated social media strategy. She has a BA in English Language and Culture from Leiden University, and MA degrees in Literary Studies and North American Studies from the same university.
In her time as fellow, Laura has been representing NASA both online, and offline at the university open days across the Netherlands. She has also met U.S. ambassador Pete Hoekstra, as well as the boards of E.P.U. Groningen, U.S.A. Nijmegen, LUNAS and AAS (local, student-run American studies associations). Her ambition is to bring all these people together to form a close-linked network of scholars and students, to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and opportunities in the field.