vp, programs

Laura Sampath

Laura leads the Programs staff and oversees the planning, development, and execution of VentureWell programs and initiatives. In collaboration with Strategic Development efforts, Laura works to operationalize new initiatives and leads the strategic growth of the organization. Prior to joining VentureWell, Laura ran the MIT International Development Initiative where she worked with students, faculty, and alumni to develop effective models of engagement in emerging markets. Laura has also worked with USAID in Kenya, and was a Fulbright Scholar and Peace Corps Volunteer. lsampath@venturewell.org