Laura Groenendaal is Research and Projects Associate at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Brussels. She focuses on EU foreign policy, in particular in the field of cyber diplomacy. Laura also contributes to the implementation of the EU Cyber Direct project. Her research interests include security and defense, EU foreign policy, and cybersecurity and digital policy.
Laura joined GMF as a trainee in 2017 and worked on EU affairs, democracy and rule of law, and inclusive security. She obtained her master’s degree in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University in 2017 and has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Organization from the University of Groningen.