Laura A. Escamilla, MPA

Executive Director

Laura Escamilla serves as Executive Director of Stars Scholarship fund where she works collaboratively with a state wide board of directors, staff, higher education institutions, area school districts, businesses and nonprofit organizations serving the region to build a more visible, influential and resilient organization. Laura ensures Stars Scholarship Fund's effectiveness by providing strategic, operational, and ethical leadership that is consistent with the mission, values, policies and contractual obligations of the organization.

Laura has worked with Stars Scholarship Fund since 2005. Prior to serving as Executive Director in 2012, Laura served as Public Relations Coordinator for Stars Scholarship Fund. Before joining Stars Scholarship Fund, Laura worked for Security First Credit Union as Marketing Coordinator for the non-profit organization. In addition to the thirteen years of non-profit experience, Laura has 5 years of experience in advertising and customer relations working for both the Austin American Statesman and The McAllen Monitor.

With eighteen years of experience in business and nonprofit fields, Laura possesses a solid background in budget development, management, planning and analysis and business leadership. Laura earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) and a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Texas – Pan American.