Laura Thompson is Director, Strategic Engagement at Service Year Alliance. In this role, Laura is responsible for building the service movement from the ground-up by recruiting, training, and mobilizing teams of grassroots and grasstops leaders across the northeast to take action around core advocacy and recruitment campaigns. Previously, Laura worked with Vital Voices, an organization that builds the capacity of women extraordinary women around the world as leaders in their communities. At Vital Voices she managed a fellowship program of 300+ women and led a research initiative to measure their global impact. Laura holds her M.A. in International Education and is fluent in Spanish.