Laura Benavidez, MBA

Laura Benavidez, MBA has been the executive director of food and nutrition services of Boston Public Schools since August 2016. Laura was formerly with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where she was the interim co-director. She oversaw the operations and logistics for LAUSD, the second largest school district in the country with more than 560,000 students, 700 schools, 1,100 meal programs, and over 4,000 foodservices employees. Laura earned her bachelor of science in food science and technology, and master of business administration. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree.Since starting at BPS' Food and Nutrition Services department, her focus has been to be fiscally sustainable, decrease waste, increase technology, and build the culture of the program. (Dorchester, MA) @BostonSchools, @LauraBen74