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Laura Walker McDonald

CEO, Social Impact Lab Foundation

Washington, D.C.

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Social Impact Lab Foundation, Laura supports organizations around the world to use inclusive technologies like mobile and radio to transform their work. Drawing on her expertise in humanitarian aid, human rights law and international development, she brings a cross-disciplinary approach to communications, community engagement and interaction design. Laura writes and speaks about SIMLab’s work, and tech for social change more generally. Before coming to SIMLab, Laura co-ran FrontlineSMS for four years, and previously worked for the British Red Cross on international humanitarian policy and learning. Laura holds an LL.B (Hons) in Law, French and German from the University of the West of England, Bristol, and an LL.M in International Development Law and Human Rights from Warwick University.

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