Laura oversees and provides technical support and design for media development and civil society programs that are financed by the U.S. Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Africa, Central and Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Laura specializes in access to information, media and civil society development, and institutional performance management. Previously, she supported IREX’s work to promote digital literacy in Latin America through the Beyond Access project.
Prior to joining IREX, Laura served as public sector specialist for the World Bank office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, providing technical assistance to the government of Bangladesh in the implementation of the Right to Information Act and the Performance Management System.
Laura has also managed social development projects financed by companies such as Coca-Cola, Petrobras, and The Walt Disney Company as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in Argentina and Latin America. She also led the efforts of the government of Buenos Aires to promote sustainable business practices among small companies at the policy level.
Laura holds a BA in political science from the Universidad Catolica Argentina and an MA in public administration from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. Laura speaks English, Spanish, and Italian. She is currently learning Albanian.