Laura Benshoff covers immigration and regions in southeastern Pennsylvania for WHYY. She previously reported on education and healthcare for the station. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked for the City of Philadelphia, doing outreach and grantmaking to small businesses in low-income neighborhoods, focusing on immigrant entrepreneurs. She attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada and conducted an independent health policy research project in New Delhi, India, after finishing her degree in English. She speaks Spanish and a little French.

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