We are thrilled to welcome Laura to the CWEALF team as a G2O Intern for the 2014-2015 school year! Laura is pursuing her Master of Social Work with a focus on Community Organizing and International Studies from the University of Connecticut. A native of Connecticut, Laura completed her Bachelor of Social Work in 2013 from Central Connecticut State University. Laura will be involved in the coordination, registration, and planning of G2O’s Girls and STEM Expos, as well as completing a needs assessment of teachers to support them in recruiting and retaining girls in nontraditional careers.
Laura’s path into the social work field is truly inspiring. As a teenager, she visited Ecuador to help build a community center for impoverished families. During her trip, she established lifelong relationships and saw firsthand the impact that a community-organized project of this scale could have on residents. As a result, she returned to Ecuador six more times to help with additional projects.
Laura brings several years of experience working with youth through various mentorship roles. She is looking forward to learning more about planning and organizing programs, as well establishing and forming lasting community partnerships. Laura is a big proponent of utilizing hands-on experiences and role models to engage girls in STEM. We know Laura will be a wonderful asset to the G2O program!