Laura Tack is an Assurance Staff at Plante & Moran, PLLC. She graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration. While a student at Oakland, Laura volunteered with Global Business Brigades, a program dedicated to creating and sustaining economic empowerment within impoverished communities in various third-world countries. Laura and her fellow volunteers spent two weeks providing financial literacy workshops and individualized business consultation in two rural Panamanian villages. This experience allowed her to work with Oakland University faculty to coauthor and publish relevant articles in the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship and the Southeast Case Research Journal. As a member of the Graduate Study Advisory Council, Laura hopes to advocate for students who seek unique and meaningful opportunities during their graduate studies at Oakland University.