Laura Hawkes, Director of Operations
Laura joined BRYC in July 2017. As director of operations, she: oversees BRYC’s facilities, food and transportation services, and IT infrastructure; manages BRYC’s finances and human resources; and sets strategy for new Fellow recruitment and admissions.
From Lisle, Illinois, Laura attended Washington University in St. Louis as a John B. Ervin Scholar, where she earned her B.A. in psychology before joining Teach For America-South Louisiana, teaching 6th grade science in East Feliciana Parish. 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. Along the way, Laura secured her master’s in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her passions include cooking, greeting card making, and her rescue dog Savvy.