Laura Herman


Director of Philanthropy

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Laura Herman comes to the ACLU of Alaska with over a decade of work in political community organizing, non-profit management and youth empowerment programs in Anchorage.

Born and raised in Alaska, and a graduate of West Anchorage High School, she brings homegrown knowledge together with national best practices. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, double majoring in Sociology/Anthropology and Spanish Language & Culture with a minor in Non-Profit Business Management. Laura has taught English in Peru, and is fluent in Latin American Spanish, having facilitated community meetings in both English and Spanish with over 100 attendees in multiple cities.

She previously was the Director of Development at the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association. She also previously served as the Program Coordinator at POWER Teen Center, where she hired, trained and supervised teen peer outreach workers to engage with homeless youth on the streets, in the drop in center, and in community presentations.

She is a passionate advocate for 'voting with your dollars,' using intention as to where your dollars are spent and how they’re an extension of the values you hold dear.