Laura Roberts is the Director of the Worcester Community Project Center and part of the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division at WPI.
Laura joined WPI after over a decade as a development professional in the non-profit sector. She began her career at Seton Hall University in the Office of Grants and Research where she assisted faculty with securing grant funding for research and provided organizational support to the University’s Institutional Review Board.
Prior to joining WPI, Laura worked at several nonprofit organizations addressing issues such as food sustainability and access to quality healthcare. She also served as the Director of Development for Year Up Boston, an organization that seeks to close the opportunity divide by providing low-income young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their full potential through professional careers and higher education. At Year Up, Laura was responsible for fundraising, marketing, events, and volunteer management for the Boston site.
Laura is excited to serve as the Director for the Worcester Community Project Center where she is able to meld her passion for education with her extensive experience in the non-profit sector.