Laura Lindroth serves as the Director of Programming and Community Engagement at Rainbows for All Children. Working closely with the Executive Director, she is committed to implementing the program in as many communities as possible, as well as to continue to cultivate relationships with the ever-growing Rainbows’ family of facilitators. She also continues to ensure that the program serves children and families in the best possible manner, and serves to safeguard and revise the curriculum, based on evidence-based research and data assessments, to meet national standards of best practices.
Laura formerly served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, working on community development projects and HIV prevention, treatment and support in the Western region. She has decades of extensive experience in community building for the public heath arena, including children’s malnutrition and disaster relief efforts in Haiti, smoking prevention, cessation and policy implementation on college campuses, and health education and promotion to youth. In 2005, she was awarded Advocate of the Year for the State of South Carolina for her efforts to reduce smoking among young adults ages 18-25.
Laura has also taught high school and college-level courses, providing first hand experiences of how to effectively reach youth and the impact that grief can have on academic performance. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Boston University and a Master of Public Health in International Health and Development from Tulane University.
Several years ago, Laura returned to her hometown of Evanston where she is now raising her own family. She is happily married to a chef, and has three daughters to whom she is extremely devoted. Laura is very active in the community and co-chairs a community supports committee of Evanston Cradle to Career, manages the PTA website for Dewey elementary school and assists with the academic calendar for Nichols middle school. Laura is an avid reader, writer, swimmer, baker, and photographer who loves to practice yoga, travel, and experience other cultures.