Biography

Laura Szkolar-Sienkiewicz is a Sr Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager, based in Seattle WA. Currently working in Regulatory Intelligence at Amazon, she is responsible for identifying and driving global regulatory processes, enforcing policy, and executing compliance strategies at scale.
Laura graduated from the University of Manchester, UK in 2011 with a 1st class M.Eng (hons) in Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering. In 2015, she earned her Ph.D in Biomedical Materials Science from a joint venture between Solvay and The University of Manchester, Institute of Biotechnology. After her PhD she spent time working with Manchester BIOGEL, before moving to to the USA to pursue Postdoctoral work in the Department of Radiology, at Michigan State University.
Along with her career, Laura has invested a great deal of time championing underrepresented groups in STEM subjects. An advocate for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Laura dedicates her free time to making STEM careers accessible to all. She leads the Seattle Chapter of Women In Bio (WIB), curates and manages programs and events for the Association of Women in Science (AWIS), and writes for AWIS’s national publications. Before moving to the USA, she worked as a STEM ambassador for STEMNET and was involved with numerous organizations to help with outreach projects including; The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, the Institute of Physics, ScienceGirl, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.