Gender-based Violence and Public Health Specialist
Laura brings over 20 years working to address and eliminate sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking on college campuses and in the community at-large. Laura’s previous roles in service provision, government consulting and academia offer a unique blend of skills at the intersection of policy, practice, and advocacy. In prior practitioner and consulting roles, Laura oversaw Federally funded domestic violence and sexual assault grants including outreach and education strategies, curriculum development and training and technical assistance. She is an excellent communicator, strong writer, and trainer and is adjunct faculty teaching on Women’s Studies, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence at Georgetown University. Laura teaches grant writing skills and spent several years as a grant reviewer for the Office on Violence against Women Campus Grant program. Laura is a trained qualitative researcher and has published and presented on domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Recently Laura provided training and technical assistance for the Family Violence and Prevention Services Act (FVPSA) program to support the implementation of their American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Laura brings an understanding of federal regulations and policies to support GBV grantee compliance with federal funder requirements including FVPSA, VAWA, Campus SaVE and Title IX.