Laura Cooky is the Assistant Director of Budget and Finance for the Illinois Applied Research Institute. In this role, Laura provides leadership and guidance for ARI’s business and financial operations.
As an employee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2012, Laura has worked in various capacities as a sponsored projects administrator, primarily focused on proposal submissions and providing fiscal management and oversight. Previously, she worked in various accounting and administrative roles in the private sector.
Laura received her degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is studying to be an Illinois Certified Research Administrator.