Laura Aavang

Laura Aavang is the Sr. Communications Specialist for the CATCH Global Foundation. Laura manages our digital communications – including our website, newsletter, and social media – and also designs graphics and print materials.

After growing up outside of Chicago, Laura studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she obtained a B.S. in Media and Cinema Studies. Her passion for educational outreach grew while working for University of Illinois Extension as a graphic designer and content marketer. She also has experience in video production, creating educational videos for Extension’s YouTube channel, as well as working behind-the-scenes on the set of a live TV gardening program.

In her free time, Laura enjoys contributing to Austin housing co-operatives, watching documentaries, and spending time outdoors.