Laura Benshoff

Laura Benshoff is an education reporter with WHYY. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Laura hasn't had a southern accent in years. She moved to Montreal for college before landing in Philadelphia in 2012. Before joining WHYY, she worked as a health policy researcher in New Delhi and a grantmaker in Philadelphia. Laura's reporting interests include public health, education policy, youth-led movements and all of the ways they intersect with conversations around learning.

Chester’s Nonprofit Food Market Tries to Square Mission with Bottom Line

WHYY education reporter Laura Benshoff profiles what Fare & Square, the first nonprofit grocery store in the nation, is doing to turn a former food desert into an oasis of good food and community abundance. Includes slide show with photos...