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Leland Fellow

Lora Boll

12th Class, 2023-2025

Lora Boll holds an M.A. in Social Work, Policy, and Administration from the University of Chicago, focusing on child wellbeing, social policy formulation, and trauma-responsive care. She has served as a program administrator, social worker, youth mentor, and volunteer with organizations in the U.S., India, and Honduras, including Family Focus, UChicago College Readiness and Access, Changing Worlds, Healthy Niños Honduras, and Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA). Her work in youth development, education, and early childhood interventions highlighted for her the critical impact of food insecurity on children’s health and development. She comes to the Leland Fellowship convinced that promoting child wellbeing and ensuring equitable outcomes for children experiencing poverty begins with addressing food insecurity. A resident of Pennsylvania, Lora also holds a B.M. in Music and a Certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR) from Wheaton College.

Host Organization: World Vision

First Year Placement
Bujumbura, Burundi