Senior Project Manager
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Laura is an innovative, results-oriented professional with over ten years of experience in the philanthropic sector in Puerto Rico and has a demonstrated ability to create and manage scalable programs and systems. She thrives in fast-paced environments creating, planning and developing cooperative ventures with community members. Her insightful business perspective combines with her passion for social justice to advance projects she truly believes in.
She recently served as Project Manager for a joint project between Hispanic Federation and Fundación Banco Popular; the Puerto Rico Big Ideas Challenge which looks to promote social innovation and entrepreneurship among local Puerto Rican non-profit organizations looking for new ways to solve the Island’s most pressing issues. She holds a BBA in Finance from the George Washington University and an MBA from the University of Florida.
Aside from her career in philanthropic consulting, she also recently launched a feminist podcast for Puerto Rican women which features stories of women at a local and international level who are change agents in their fields and/or communities. She has also published a children’s book which chronicles the experience of Hurricane María through the eyes of a young girl.