Laura Burroughs

Senior Researcher – North America



Laura was an MBA candidate at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis, graduating in December 2022. Prior to Heller, she spent six years advancing sustainability and social impact at an international NGO, One Earth Future Foundation (OEF). At OEF, Laura worked for the Secure Fisheries program which focuses on advancing sustainable fisheries in Somalia as a means of improving livelihoods and preventing resource conflict. She selected the Heller MBA program to translate her background into advancing impact in the private sector. At Heller, she conducted a team consulting project on developing socially responsible carbon offsets in the coffee industry and currently help lead the Impact Investing and ESG group.

Laura's expertise is in sustainable resource management, fisheries sector, strategy and evaluation, gender equity, and research and communications. She is also a certified project management professional (PMP), with experience leading projects in the US and Somalia.

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