Laura Wendorf is Chalkbeat’s senior associate of development. She received her B.A. in International Affairs from James Madison University and a M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education from the College of St. Rose. She has worked as a fundraising assistant in higher education and at a family-run nonprofit, as well as a special education paralegal. Most recently, Laura worked for a charter school network in upstate New York as a 1st grade teacher, reading specialist, and office manager.