Laura Groenendaal was formerly Research and Projects Associate at GMF.

Laura Groenendaal is research and projects associate at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Brussels. She is responsible for coordinating GMF’s EU-based cybersecurity work in cooperation with GMF’s Digital team and manages the implementation of the EU-funded EU Cyber Direct project, which supports the official EU Cyber Dialogues with strategic partners in Asia, Latin-America, and the United States. In her research, Laura focuses on EU cyber diplomacy and resilience including issues related to cyber security, cybercrime, and data protection.

Laura joined GMF in 2017 as a member of GMF’s Europe Program and worked on EU foreign policy. 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.