Laura Tavares, M.A., is program director for organizational learning and thought leadership at Facing History and Ourselves, an education nonprofit whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in examining racism, prejudice, and anti-semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. She leads strategic partnerships, designs learning experiences for educators, and creates innovative classroom resources. She writes about history, current events, and education for publications including the New York Times, Educational Leadership, and Social Education. Laura joined the staff of Facing History in 2005 after several years teaching history and literature in independent schools. She is also a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero Classroom Institutes. Laura graduated from Wellesley College and received graduate degrees in literature and history from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.