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Laura Watry


Laura joins FSG with previous work in international development, social entrepreneurship, and urban development. At FSG, Laura works as part of case teams to help clients better understand and design solutions to social problems. She is particularly interested in shared value and inclusive markets.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Laura worked with a New Delhi-based program supporting social entrepreneurs across India with catalytic grants. She contributed to the organization’s strategic planning and was involved in designing systems for grant management and monitoring & evaluation.

Laura spent her undergraduate summers working at Heartland Alliance International and the U.S. Embassy, Sweden. At Heartland Alliance International, she was involved with research and analysis for several human rights and international development program areas. As an Embassy intern, she authored official reports on bilateral initiatives and U.S. foreign policy objectives in Sweden.

As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Laura studied geography and conducted research on parks and public space in Cairo. She was a member of the Mock Trial team and was involved with UChicago’s Institute of Politics.


  • University of Chicago, BA in Geography


  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Arabic (intermediate)

On working at FSG

“FSG’s five approaches acknowledge that social change comes not just from conventional social sector partners, but from cross-sector collaborations made up of all types of organizations. I am delighted to be part of an organization that takes an inclusive and creative approach to social impact and equity.”