Laura Barrantes


Laura is an operations guru with broad experience in nonprofits and higher education who thrives on building systems that help control chaos. Having worked and planned events of all sizes across multiple time zones and continents, Laura is at ease diving into details while seeing the bigger picture.

As the Executive Director of Arlington Academy of Hope, a nonprofit working in rural Uganda on education and health, Laura moved the US organization from ad hoc processes to professional operations with robust governance. Serving as an Executive Assistant to the President at two mission-driven organizations, Laura thrived in conditions calling for independent thinking and problem-solving. She is focused and results-oriented with strengths in cross-team collaboration and team building.

CERTIFICATION: Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate, Georgetown University

EDUCATION: B.A. in Government, Cornell University, M.A. in College Student Personnel, University of Maryland