Romina Laouri

Community/Campaigns Director

Romina is the Chief Innovations Officer on the Empathy team. She works on strengthening the network of Changemaker Schools & partners. She joined Ashoka in 2005 working with Youth Venture (YV) to create a strong global movement of young changemakers around the world. Among her many roles at Ashoka she has helped launch & expand YV in Europe and Latin America, has led social media strategies, developed the Youth Summits, and has led multiple media partnerships and campaigns. More recently she launched the Changemaker School Summit and co-authored a book, Changemakers: Educating with Purpose. 

She has a BA from Macalester College and holds an MA in Int’l Relations from the University of Chicago. She is a co-founder of a youth group that promotes youth participation in Cyprus. She has organized & hosted TEDxYSE and TEDxAshokaU. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.