Laura Norato was an associate with the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, focusing on global governance and cooperation policies concerning HIV in developing countries. She coordinated the community-led monitoring program aimed at contributing to the AIDS response in countries like South Africa, Mozambique, and Haiti by empowering local people to monitor health facilities and hold health authorities accountable.

Norato worked previously at the International Labor Organization (ILO) as the cooperation officer for the peace process in Colombia where she was responsible for the identification and interaction of donors and partners as well as designing and implementing technical initiatives intended to promote the ILO’s contribution to the peace process. She also worked as an ILO project manager for the social protection floor program in the Andean countries and as an ILO job creation project manager for Colombia. During her LL.M., she was a UNAIDS Georgetown University extern in Washington, D.C.

Norato holds a B.A. in economics and an LL.B. from Los Andes University in Colombia. She also has an LL.M. in global health law and a certificate in refugee and humanitarian emergencies from Georgetown University, where she was a recipient of the Global Health Law scholarship. She will be heading to Yale University in the fall to pursue an MBA at the Yale School of Management.

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