Advisory Board


Laura Sampath


Laura Sampath is the Senior Program Officer for Global Programs at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) where she oversees the planning, development, and execution of global curriculum and training programs. From 2007 to 2012, Laura ran the MIT International Development Initiative where she worked with students, faculty and alumni to develop effective models of engagement in emerging markets. Previously, Laura worked with USAID’s Regional Conflict Management and Governance office in Nairobi, Kenya. She has also been a Fulbright Scholar as well as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her areas of technical skill and expertise include strategic enterprise development, program and project management, participatory approaches to community development and analytical writing. Her international experiences have spanned several countries in East Africa, as well as Morocco, India, and Peru.