Laura Guimond

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Laura Guimond "is Director of External Relations for Mercy Corps, an international, non-profit humanitarian agency that works to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Mercy Corps works in more than 35 countries and has headquarters offices in the US, Scotland and Hong Kong.

"Based in Mercy Corps’ US headquarters in Portland, Oregon, Laura manages relations with a variety of constituents, including colleague agencies, community groups, donors and public officials. She has led Mercy Corps's involvement in ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History ( and serves on its operating committee.

"Before joining Mercy Corps, Laura served as the Director of Development at the World Affairs Council of Oregon. She lived for many years in Washington, DC, where she worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Advocacy Institute, the Citizens Democracy Corps, and the Eurasia Foundation. Laura received her MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and her BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She has studied abroad in Brazil, Spain and Italy. Laura serves on the Advisory Board of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and is an active member of the City Club of Portland and Northwest VEG. Her articles and photographs have appeared in national social justice, animal welfare and vegetarian publications such as Satya, Herbivore, Alley Cat Action and VegNews." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, The Pangaea Project, accessed July 27, 2007.