Laura became interested in international development while at Boston University (BA, Economics) while researching border relations with Mexico. This interest inspired her to pursue a Master’s in Latin American Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) and a career in international development.

Laura also holds her MBA from SDSU and a certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University. She has studied and worked in Spain and Costa Rica where she picked up the language and passion of those countries.

Currently serving as the organization’s COO in the United States, Laura has been at Andean Health & Development since 2009.


Fall 2023 News

In addition to patient care and training, AHD commits some of its resources to research activities. You might be asking yourself, “why would AHD conduct research endeavors in Ecuador when those resources could be used to address the great unmet need for medical care right now?” It’s a fair question that deserves careful consideration.

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