Laura Williamson is the Interim Director of Young People For. Since joining PFAW Foundation in July 2012 as the Fellowship Program Manager for Young People For, she has worked to develop the newest generation of progressive leaders in the United States through trainings, mentorship, and support of social justice projects. She has also led programmatic advancement and resource development for Young People For and its sister youth leadership development program, the Young Elected Officials Network, building relationships and support for both programs’ work in the philanthropic community. Previously, Laura worked as the Education Outreach Coordinator at Puentes New Orleans, a nonprofit organization working with the Latino community to demand the inclusion of Latinos in public, political, and socio-economic life. At Puentes Laura coordinated leadership development programming and supported high school students organizing for racial and economic justice. A native North Carolinian, Laura is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in English and International Studies. Laura also spent a year doing graduate coursework in public policy and social planning at La Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina.
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