Laura Hawkes, Director of Operations and Recruitment
As BRYC’s Director of Operations and Recruitment, Laura oversees facilities, program operations, new Fellow admissions, and various human resources functions. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Laura attended Washington University in St. Louis as a John B. Ervin Scholar where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology. After completing her degree, Laura served in the Teach For America South Louisiana Corps where she taught sixth-grade science for two years. After her corps commitment, Laura worked in several roles at Bethany Church in Baton Rouge ranging from Operations Coordinator for its youth internship program to the Dean of Student Life at Bethany College, Bethany’s first bible college to offer higher education degrees. Laura also holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.