Laura Allen

Executive Office and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Laura Allen joined Waco Foundation in September 2017 and serves as the Executive Office and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator.

Originally from Illinois, Laura graduated summa cum laude from Olivet Nazarene University in 2011 with a degree in mathematics education.  After college, she was accepted as a Teach for America corps member and taught high school math for two years in Jackson, Mississippi. This experience gave her a passion for educational equity and community development that led her to pursue a Master of Public Administration at the University of Illinois Chicago. In her current role, Laura works directly with the Executive Director to facilitate collaborative initiatives for the purpose of improving quality of life in McLennan County.