As Outreach & Campaigns Officer, Laurel leads on UNA-UK’s outreach, working with UNA-UK's members, supporters and local UN Associations to ensure that UNA-UK's movement is equipped with the resources and support they need to campaign for UK action and a stronger United Nations. She also supports UNA-UK’s campaigns, ensuring a strong online presence and strengthening relationships with UNA-UK’s members and supporters.
Before joining UNA-UK, Laurel worked in policy for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations in New York, focussing on the Security Council report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict and supporting preparations for the first World Humanitarian Summit, held in May 2016. Prior to this role, Laurel worked in human rights education for Amnesty International and as a legal caseworker for Body&Soul charity, an HIV advocacy charity.
Laurel acts as a delegate and regional board member for Remembering Srebrenica and as a London advisory board member for Tell Mama, working to combat intolerance and hatred in society. She has been an ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust for seven years, engaging students and the wider public in genocide prevention and education.
Laurel holds a first class history degree from the University of Bristol, specializing in genocide studies. Whilst at university, Laurel worked teaching first year historians. She has volunteered across multiple organisations and countries; from improving agricultural sustainability in schools across Lesotho and Swaziland to working with refugees in Calais.