Speaker - Laura Fernandez Moran
Laura is a Strategic Project Manager and Software Developer at Unicon. She specializes in strategic initiatives and joined the company in 2022. With over 15 years of experience in software development and academic administration in higher education, Laura has worked in various domains such as marketing technology, teaching and learning, student information systems, and identity management. Prior to joining Unicon, she held the position of Manager of Student Systems at Rice University. In this role, Laura was responsible for overseeing student administrative software and technical processes for multiple offices, including the Registrar, Cashier, Financial Aid, Admissions, and Academic Advising. Since 2008, Laura has been actively involved with the Apereo Foundation, contributing in various capacities as an advocate of Open Source Software and Communities. She has served on the Board of Directors, acted as Chair of the Conference Planning Committee, participated in the uPortal Steering Committee, and contributed to the Incubation Working Group. Her dedication and contributions to the foundation led to her receiving the Apereo Fellows Award in 2012.
- Introduction to Incubation at Apereo – Saturday noon–12:30 p.m. in E143
- Open Standards in Higher Ed and the Challenges of Interoperability – Saturday 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in E143