Project Director, Programs & Administration
Laurel Potter Huerta joined the WDN team in 2006. Laurel is the project director for WDN’s major programs, including our annual conference and WDN on the Hill, and oversees the design and production of our digital and printed publications. She also manages WDN’s internship program, which provides professional development opportunities for students interested in the nonprofit sector and social justice philanthropy.
Laurel graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and spent her post-college years working and studying in Brazil and Spain. She conducted field research on progressive education policies in Porto Alegre, Brazil and completed graduate studies at the University of Barcelona in the Department of Education, where she collaborated on research on innovative educational technologies and students’ learning experiences in the context of school reform.
Her experience also includes serving as a Director of Teacher Training and Development for a language school consortium in Rio de Janeiro, an educational consultant in the Silicon Valley, a freelance translator, and an advisor for a multicultural children’s book project about environmental leaders.