Laura Jean Balio

After turning down a Congressional appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, Laura Jean received, quite inadvertently, a very well-rounded education at the Pennsylvania State University. There she pursued alternately degrees in music, literature, and philosophy before settling finally on theoretical ecology. She completed her own research while at the University and worked as a research assistant for several years to help pay for her education. But like most students in any of those fields, she went on to an illustrious career in customer service. Now, in her work at FSI, Laura Jean has found inspiration in the synthesis of her research background and her abiding passion for and ongoing studies in the humanities. She is a member of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters. And when necessary, she also dabbles in graphic design and web development, the results of which you see here.

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