Speaker Laura Ordoñez
Speaker Laura Ordoñez

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Laura Ordoñez

Executive Editor, Head of Digital Media and Family

Common Sense Media

Laura Ordoñez is Head of Podcast and YouTube Ratings and Reviews for Common Sense Media. In 2022, Laura spearheaded the development and launch of the first of its kind comprehensive podcast ratings and reviews channel, grounded in child-development principles and research. She then expanded her role at the nonprofit, leading the efforts to create YouTube ratings and reviews to help families with tweens and teens navigate the popular video platform. Her focus is empowering diversity, developing strong networks, creating effective partnerships and continuing to increase awareness in both the podcast and YouTube space.

Laura received her BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, where she earned multiple awards and accolades for her investigative reporting and focus on diverse storytelling, including the Oakland A’s Bill King Scholarship and Associated Press Sports Editors Award. She has 10 years of experience in communications and  journalism, and seven years in the podcast industry. All of her work has a central focus on diversity, equity and inclusion; her main goal is to make sure underrepresented and underserved audiences are prioritized genuinely in all forms of media.

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