Candidate Spotlight: Jennifer Laurita
The League’s Board of Directors serves a critical role in guiding the organization to a sustainable and vibrant future. The Board is made up of both board-appointed and member-elected seats — and currently, there are three open seats and four candidates for those member-elected spots. We need YOUR votes to determine who will join the board for the next three years.
You can read more about all of the candidates and how to vote at bikeleague.org/vote. We are also highlighting each of our nine candidates on the blog this week and next. Today’s candidate spotlight is Jennifer Laurita.
The League’s 2014 Educator of the Year, Jennifer Laurita holds a masters degree in education and a bachelor’s of science degree in environmental science. As a League Cycling Instructor, Laurita has learned first-hand the concerns and needs of the League’s membership base, including the continuing need for education and development of programs to empower all forms and levels of cyclists to safely and legally ride their bikes, regardless of dedicated facilities or built infrastructure. As a Coach, she has traveled the country training new LCIs in the best cycling methodologies, while working to ensure a consistent training program across all modalities of cycling. Laurita’s goals include empowering and enabling people to safely and legally share the road with vehicles, while taking ownership of the cyclist’s responsibility in that arena. Laurita is particularly dedicated to teaching trainers how to create inclusive learning environments for all students.