Laura Navarro

2021/2022 Kirchner Food Fellow
Mexico Fellows

Laura is an undergraduate economics student at Duke University in the United States and Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in China. Her studies focus on international justice and developing economics in Latin America and South East Asia.

At DKU, Laura served as a Resident Assistant, Student Worker, and co-founded the Latin American Involvement Organization. She was also a business analyst intern at McKinsey & Company.

Laura is passionate about bringing attention to the distinctive natural and human richness of Latin America and its importance to tackle problems related to inequality, health, and security. Particularly, Laura aspires to help develop an innovative business model to sustainably grow nutritious local crops like nopales in vulnerable regions, like La Guajira, to improve the economic outlook of the region and the quality of life of minority groups.