Laura Rogers directs Pew's antibiotic resistance project, an initiative that supports policies that would spur the creation of new antibiotics, establish stewardship programs to ensure that antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary, and end the overuse of antibiotics in food animals. She has nearly 20 years' experience in advocacy, public relations, crisis communications, marketing, brand management, and fundraising.
Her previous experience includes serving as vice president for the Communications Consortium Media Center where she managed projects related to women’s equality, global population, and children, family, and work issues. Rogers also worked as director of communications for the United Nations Foundation, developing and directing communications and marketing strategies for the foundation’s five priority areas: the United Nations; Children’s Health; Women & Population; Environment; and Peace, Security and Human Rights.
Her background also includes working for several United Way Organizations across the United States, including the third largest chapter and the national office. During her United Way tenure, she served by appointment on the management team that coordinated the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and the Coca-Cola Company. She also worked as an editor for the Palm Beach Post.
Laura Rogers graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Journalism.
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On May 7, 2014, Pew's human health and industrial farming campaign held the third annual Supermoms Against Superbugs lobby day on Capitol Hill. Thirty-three Supermoms and Superdads called on the Obama administration and Congress to advance policies that would end the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food animal production. Read More