Laura Osterndorf, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ Training Manager, possesses experience designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating international education and training programs that promote human rights, equality, empathy, and more.
Prior to joining the organization, she collaborated on research related to teaching gender equality concepts to children in China and aided in the development of a human rights education curriculum in Kenya which incorporates social and emotional learning competencies. In 2018, she was a Volpe Fellow for International Service in Education and piloted a Virtual Reality teacher training program to the Myanmar Ministry of Education as part of the Connect to Learn girls’ education initiative. She also managed the design, submission, and implementation of more than 40 international development proposals and projects for Louis Berger in countries including Pakistan, El Salvador, and Kuwait, earning her the company’s Global Values President’s Award.
Laura has a Master’s degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University with a concentration in Peace and Human Rights Education and focus in Gender Equality and Social Inclusion.