Laura Menze, born in Recklinghausen in 1985, has been working as a researcher for Stage 6 &ldquo;From Vocational Training to the Labour Market&ldquo; in the project group &ldquo;National Educational Panel Study&rdquo; at WZB since 2011. She holds a degree in Sociology and Political Science from the Technical University of Dresden and also studied at Universit&agrave; degli Studi &bdquo;La Sapienza&ldquo; in Rome, Italy. During her studies, she worked at a student assistant at the Chair for Methods of Empirical Research in Social Sciences at TU Dresden and at the project group NEPS at WZB. She graduated in 2010 as Diplom-Soziologin with a thesis on returns to vocational education. Laura Menze&rsquo;s research interests concentrate on educational and labour market research.