Baylor College of Medicine has named Laura Elena Muñoz Arnold, president of the Arnold Family Foundation, to its board of trustees. The board announced the appointment Wednesday. "Laura Arnold's business, legal and community service experience, along with her dedication to education initiatives, will be of great benefit to the college's leadership in planning our strategic missions," said Dr. Peter G. Traber, BCM president and CEO. "We are thrilled to have her as a trustee of the college." A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a graduate of Yale Law School, Arnold also has a master's of philosophy in European Studies from the University of Cambridge. The Arnold Family Foundation, founded in 2004, supports education initiatives and social and human services programs. Arnold also serves on the Houston regional board of Teach for America. She was a co-founder, executive vice president and general counsel at Houston-based Cobalt Energy International, a private equity exploration and production company. She joined Cobalt after working in the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she was a corporate attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Following graduation from the University of Cambridge, she was a professor of international relations in Mexico at the Centro de Estudios Profesionales de Chiapas "Fray Bartolomé de las Casas" and at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. During the 2000-2001 term, she clerked for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.