Program Coordinator

lauralo [at]  -  (617) 329-6867

Laura was born and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico. She has lived in Oaxaca, in the south of Mexico, and in New York.

Before joining MISTI, Laura worked as Program Assistant at the Lemelson-MIT Program, where she coordinated operations and logistics in the development, implementation, and consolidation of new and current invention education programs. She worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Finance and Research Administration, Harvard Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, and as a Program Coordinator Assistant for The Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. She holds a B.A. Honors in History of Art. In 2018 she was selected to participate in the Harvard Internal Professional Pathways Program as one of 15 participants.

Growing up in Mexico she had the desire to bring people together and create enrichment opportunities. Often, the services and programs that she sought did not exist. Instead of giving up, she created and partnered with local groups and community members to create practical programming aimed at addressing community gaps and needs. This creative passion remains with her today as she seeks opportunities to work on cross-cultural projects and connect with the international community to address 21st-century global issues in a meaningful and collaborative manner. She believes cross-cultural experiences empower people and change their lives for a better world. When Laura is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going for walks in nature, and reading.