Laura Martin '10

The year after graduating from Dartmouth, Laura traveled to India and China studying urban planning with the H. Allen Brooks Traveling Fellowship from Dartmouth.  She went on to get my masters in urban planning from MIT.

During Laura's graduate degree, she learned about the world of community development corporations (CDCs), which are non-profits that often have an arm in real estate development in more disinvested communities.  Currently Laura works as a project manager for the CDC Madison Park Development Corporation in Boston, managing projects such as the development of a community center and the renovation of an affordable senior housing building.  Laura says she frequently feels that she is living out what she studied as a geography major, working at the nexus of place, environment, health, social justice, politics, culture, community, etc.