Laura Banos

Director of Product Strategy

Laura Banos has been leading partnership initiatives for over ten years to build bridges in communities. As the Director of Product Strategy, she helps us reach more scholars and families by re-bundling our products while continuously improving our flagship programs. She started with Springboard Collaborative as an Operations Lead and has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and expansion. Laura has a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Lehigh University and served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA before earning her Master of Public Administration degree and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Laura enjoys spending time outside and rides her bike to work most days. She fondly remembers the story of The Man who Didn’t Wash His Dishes, a story about innovation and initiative; lessons which are still relevant today!