Laura Perez-Boston is the Executive Director at Fe y Justicia Worker Center. She is originally from the Philadelphia area, and attended Davidson College in North Carolina, where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Spanish.
Laura first became interested in the labor movement while studying the organizing efforts of women temporary agricultural workers in Chile to win improved safety and health protections. She learned from the strong example of women worker leaders at ANAMURI that movements and organizations for social change must be led by those directly affected who are uniquely equipped to identify and forge solutions to the issues that affect their daily lives. She also has experience working with immigrant Latino communities in Norristown, PA and Charlotte, NC.
Laura has been with Fe y Justicia Worker Center since its inception under the name “Houston Interfaith Worker Justice” in October 2006, and moved from Organizer to serve as Executive Director in the beginning of 2010. Laura is inspired by and driven to support the leadership of low-wage immigrant workers to build a Houston in which all workers are treated with dignity and respect. She serves on the Houston Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs as the Chair of the Labor and Business Sub-Committee, and on the Advisory Board of the University of Texas - School of Public Health’s NIOSH Educational Resource Center. She received the 2012 Human Rights Award from Church Women United – Houston.