Laura joins Capital Sisters with a broad background in providing technical support and advocacy in both international and local nonprofit settings. She is passionate about advocating for and catalyzing grassroots social change and providing direction and aid to important initiatives fighting for human rights, women’s empowerment, social justice, and an end to gender-based discrimination. She comes to this position leveraging experience in research, grant writing, program development and evaluation, event planning, graphic design, and donor communications and outreach.
Laura has extensive international experience including meeting with women entrepreneurs receiving microloans in Nicaragua, co-developing a curriculum for an ESL class for adults with developmental disabilities in Costa Rica, developing an emergency response plan for the post-disaster setting of Christchurch, New Zealand, and providing development and outreach coordination for a Palestinian feminist organization working for Arab women’s rights in Israel. She has also worked with survivors of gender-based trauma, violence, and torture on a clinical level, and completed a Women’s Leadership training focused on global women’s issues, empowerment, and advocacy. Laura has a BS in Human Services from Northeastern University in 2017 and completed her Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Denver in June of 2022, where she specialized in sustainable development and global practice while also obtaining a Certificate in Global Social Work.