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Laura Fernandez

May 10, 2022

Laura is a Latina immigrant from Colombia, passionate about grassroots work to support communities and the environment. She manages Prize winner outreach through grantmaking and networking, and coordinates security for Prize winners. Laura has worked internationally and brings extensive climate and environmental nonprofit experience in philanthropy and civil society advocacy spaces. Prior to joining the Prize, Laura was a program officer at the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, where she helped facilitate millions of dollars in grants for water protection, community stewardship, and environmental justice across California and the Pacific Northwest. Laura holds two bachelor’s degrees, in Geography and International Relations, and did graduate studies in international development and sustainability at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. She joined the Prize in 2022.

Recent Posts

Our Amazing Planet: Five Earth Facts


April 1, 2024

1. The Earth Isn’t Round No, it’s not flat, but it’s not perfectly round, either. It’s actually an ellipsoid—a slightly squashed sphere. The Earth bulges at the center and flattens at the poles due to the planet’s rotational force. The Earth’s surface is further distorted by steep mountains and deep ocean trenches. 2. The Coldest…

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Women Environmental Leaders throughout History


March 7, 2024

Women are critical defenders of their communities and environments. Join us in learning about some of their stories. Rachel Carson Perhaps the mother of the American environmental movement, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) set into motion a global awakening to the dangers of chemical pesticides (she, of course, preceded the Goldman Prize). A marine biologist and nature…

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Three Black Environmental Leaders You Should Know


February 20, 2024

We celebrate the contributions of Black leaders to the environmental movement in the United States and around the world. Join us in learning about some of their stories. Sharon Lavigne Environmental justice advocate Sharon Lavigne (United States, 2021) successfully stopped the construction of a $1.25 billion plastics manufacturing plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The…

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