As Director of the Direct Community Investments (DCI) department, Laura oversees the administration of various privately and publicly funded grant programs, facilitating the processing and disbursement of grant awards. She served as DCI Program Manager for the first two years following the department's launch in 2020; prior at LEDC, Laura supported business owners as a Coach with Small Business Development department.
Laura's professional background blends business insights, data analytics, and digital systems development. Before joining LEDC, she worked as a Tax Technology Consultant with PwC Argentina, where she developed automated databases for international transfer pricing clients. Passionate about entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social change, she has also been involved with organizations such as the Barcelona-based AFAEMME and the Boston-based Center for Women & Enterprise, which assist women in business to grow their companies and realize their full potential. She is excited to now support the LEDC community through financial assistance initiatives with DCI. A Boston native, Laura holds a BA from Connecticut College in Economics and Hispanic Studies.