Coming from a small town in Mexico, where it is difficult to access health services, Laura has had the mission to make it easier for people to recover their health, particularly among underserved populations. That goal has led her through very unconventional career paths, first as a physician for people living with HIV, then as an advisor for the Ministry of Health, and for the past five years as a Public Health researcher. By conducting research, she became aware of the huge gap between evidence and scientific publications and their actual impact on the population. Laura’s constant curiosity and deep commitment to health equity led her to pursue an MBA to learn how to escalate novel and impactful solutions to reduce health inequities.
Laura is also a proud lesbian and wife, passionate about contributing to the LGBTQ2S+ community. As a hard-of-hearing person, she is also committed to building more inclusive workspaces where every person can thrive.
MBA Student Fellow Project
In her report Disrupting Silence, Laura investigates how we can disrupt silence in response to discrimination. Through interviews with students and faculty, she details how bystanders decide to speak up, or not, and the impacts of silence on victims of discrimination. Laura provides supporting infographics to illustrate that the disruption of silence is a collective effort.