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Laurel Vartabedian

A prolific writer and researcher, Vartabedian will bring her expertise to RST by sharing the agency’s mission with groups and businesses all across the state through workshops and presentations.

 With a PhD in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, she has helped many students realize their passion for the arts, especially in the arena of theater and acting. Now, as a former professor, Ms. Vartabedian brings decades of teaching experience to the subject of civic involvement and has demonstrated a keen interest in helping refugees settle into a new culture.

  • Bivens Foundation
  • St. Davids Foundation
    St. Davids Foundation
  • Child Welfare Fund
    Child Welfare Fund
  • State Employee Charitable Campaign

  • UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
    UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Hope Supply Co.
    Hope Supply Co.
  • Pro Literacy
    Pro Literacy
  • BCBSTX
    BCBSTX
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
    Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
  • United Way of Cameron County
    United Way of Cameron County
  • United Way Dallas
    United Way Dallas
  • Tableau
    Tableau
  • Amarillo Area Foundation
    Amarillo Area Foundation
  • All Together ATX
    All Together ATX
  • City of Austin- Office of Equity
    City of Austin- Office of Equity
  • One Star Foundation
    One Star Foundation
  • City of Dallas
    City of Dallas
  • Shapiro Foundation
    Shapiro Foundation
  • Trusted World
    Trusted World
  • Frost Bank
    Frost Bank
  • Alamo Drafthouse
    Alamo Drafthouse
  • HEB
    HEB
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