Laura Gonsiorek

Associate Director of Administration

Why LEO?

"I believe LEO’s work to outsmart poverty through evidence-based research is a shining example of what it means to pursue Notre Dame’s distinctive mission while realizing the University’s commitment to conduct research at the highest level. I take to heart Fr. Edward Sorin’s charge that the University be a powerful means for good in the world. I am proud to pursue that end through LEO’s clear-sighted and bold mission, in support of so many that know firsthand the realities of poverty and those who work tirelessly to end it."


From finance and personnel to systems and processes, Laura champions LEO’s mission, vision, and values through strategic design and leadership of the administrative functions of LEO. She also oversees LEO’s Poverty Research Scholars, an undergraduate student formation program featuring robust internship offerings, academic coursework, and immersive learning experiences. Before joining LEO, Laura served as the Senior Associate Director of the Notre Dame de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. She received a BA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and an Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

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