ASU-Thunderbird alumna makes a difference in rural Mexico, one village at a time

Academic journey, family fueled passion to help others

Few individuals can honestly say they’ve made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people, but an Arizona State University and ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management alumna quietly has been doing so through a nonprofit organization she started in 2006.

After graduating from Thunderbird in 2005, Laura Libman set out to return to help those in need in her family’s beloved Mexico, the country where she spent her summers as a child at her aunt’s ranch, playing with the rancher's kids.

She didn’t return to her aunt’s ranch but to 30 different austere communities tucked in the Guanajuato mountains of central Mexico, where she put her Thunderbird international development MBA degree to work by studying the municipalities to understand their needs.

“It became really apparent quickly that health was the issue,” Libman said. “It was just horrific the stories I was hearing.”

Read the full ASU News article here.

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