Laura De Angelo joined NEEP in 2009 as the Development Manager, a position she held until 2015 to manage NEEP's Sponsor and Ally Programs and provide support for fundraising, grant research, writing, and reporting.
In 2015, Laura transitioned to a new role as Grants and Contracts Manager. She is responsible for grant report and contract generation, and maintains procedures for on-time reporting to NEEP’s funders as well as for management of external contractors. In addition, she provides support for NEEP’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining NEEP, she worked for the Encyclopedia of Earth — a project of the National Council for Science and the Environment and Boston University — first as an Editorial Assistant and then as the Managing Editor.
Laura graduated from the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Environmental Policy and Analysis and a Master of Arts in Energy and Environmental Analysis.
Q: If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be?
A: Jane Goodall, Anthony Bourdain, My grandfather (who I never met). Though this would bring together my loves for animal advocacy, cooking & travel, and my personal history, I don’t know if they would be interested in meeting each other!
Q: What book is currently on your nightstand?
A: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Q: If you weren’t working at NEEP, what other job would you have?
A: Running an animal sanctuary/traveling the world