Laura possesses experience designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating international education and training programs that promote empathy, equality, and human rights of all global citizens. She has a Master’s degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University with a concentration in Peace and Human Rights Education. 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. Prior to joining Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, 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. Additionally, she managed the design and submission of more than 40 international development proposals and projects for Louis Berger from 2014 - 2017 in countries including Pakistan, El Salvador, and Kuwait, earning her Louis Berger’s Global Values President’s Award.