Laura Gaviria brings her expertise in social and digital media, web design, and event planning to her position as general manager of the firm. She oversees the company’s marketing and communications, in addition to her work managing political and advocacy campaigns directed by Stateside Affairs. Laura has successfully managed events and press conferences for a diverse group of clients that include the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, the Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation, Latina Civic PAC, Emerge New Jersey, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA AFL-CIO), among many others.
In 2022, Laura and her team earned the Gold Stevie® Award in the Social Media Team of the Year category. Stateside Affairs was the only U.S. company to be named a Finalist in the Social Media Team of the Year category, ultimately winning the Gold Stevie® award. Laura also is bilingual and offers translation and spokesperson services in English and Spanish to our wide variety of clients.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kean University and graduated with cum laude honors. In her spare time, she has volunteered with United Way of Greater Union County, Make the Road New Jersey and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. She has also tutored kids of various ages in subjects such as Math, English, and Spanish.
Outside of the office, you can find Laura spending time outdoors hiking with her family. She also loves exploring the latest podcasts that cover lifestyle, self-care, and culture!