Laurie Clark completed her undergraduate work at New Mexico State University with a BA in German Studies and a minor in Spanish in 2018, and her MA in German Studies at the University of Arizona in 2020. Having grown up with a German mother and an American father, Laurie is bilingual in English and German and spent large amounts of time in both countries as a child. She permanently lived in Germany from 7th up to 12th grade and graduated from the Gymnasium with her Abitur. In addition to having taught as a GAT at the University of Arizona during her Master's studies, Laurie also has previous teaching experience as a dance instructor and as an English tutor.
Laurie’s research interests are primarily focused on the integration of drama pedagogy into the foreign language classroom, as well as dance and theater in Germany during the Weimar Republic.