WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
Director for Institutional Partnerships

Lauren Kimball

Lauren Kimball is WOLA’s Director for Institutional Partnerships. She is responsible for building and managing relationships with a portfolio of institutional funders. She also evaluates and strategizes around new institutional funding opportunities in alignment with WOLA’s mission.

Ms. Kimball has over a decade of experience working in philanthropy as a senior program specialist for the Open Society Foundations’ Latin America Program.  At Open Society, her work focused primarily on transparency and accountability, as well as shaping institutions to respond to 21st century democracies.  Prior to working at OSF, Ms. Kimball served as a program associate at the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA), working on ending the embargo on Cuba and improving the United States’ relationship with other Latin American countries. She has also worked as a staff assistant at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), providing support to lawyers litigating human rights cases before the Inter-American System.

Ms. Kimball holds two degrees from George Washington University, a BA in English and Spanish and an MA in international affairs with a focus on Latin America. Her graduate work focused on security and human rights issues in the region. She also holds an executive certificate in non-profit management from Georgetown University and is an alumna of Middlebury College’s Spanish immersion program.