Laura Van Voorhees

Age: 31
Home Town: Bethesda, Maryland
Education: Bachelor of Arts from the College, Master of Arts for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Specific Field Interests: Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Human Rights, Labor Rights
Placement: Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Laura has been living in Boston, MA for the last two years getting her Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Her graduate coursework focused on corporate social responsibility and business and human rights issues. She has dedicated over a decade of academic, professional, and personal drive towards collaborative approaches to addressing forced labor. At Fletcher, Laura consulted with MasterCard as part of a student-team to research e-voucher systems in humanitarian assistance as part of their corporate social responsibility program. In the summer of 2013, she worked with Verit̩ to organize a multi-stakeholder conference for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to address forced labor issues in the fishing industry. Prior to Fletcher, Laura worked for six years on democracy and governance programs funded by USAID including anti-human trafficking, anti-corruption, peace building, citizen representation, and civil society capacity building programs in India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, and South Africa.