Laura Tiesnese

Born and raised in Latvian countryside. Graduated UWC Adriatic (Italy) in 2009. Continued her studies in Stirling, Scotland obtaining a BA in Film & Media and Journalism Studies. Returned back to Latvia, worked as a cook, bread baker and youth trainer. Founded an international summer course in Latvia in 2010 and has been working in youth sector and non-formal educational ever since. In 2016 joined STS ATYLA crew and went sailing for 2 years as a Coach on board leading and developing Personal Development program. Now spends most of her days leading educational and personal growth excursions in the forest, but still a sailor in heart that knows the magic of shooting stars in the middle of Atlantic ocean.

Laura joined Critical Engagement team in November 2015, and since then has coordinated and facilitated programs in different UWC colleges across Europe.

Based in Salacgriva, Latvia.