E. Lawrence Henderson is a Texas native but spent the majority of his adolescence in Omaha, Nebraska. He went on to attend Pepperdine University, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology.
While in college, Lawrence was an operations coordinator for Survivor 2 Leader, a nonprofit organization working to provide resources and community to survivors of human trafficking, write anti-trafficking legislation, and advance statewide awareness on the subject. He interned for Bully Prevention Tips for Teens, a non-profit that teaches emotional intelligence and self-care habits to children and teens experiencing bullying. He also organized a week of philanthropic events which raised over $25,000 for cancer research.
Lawrence spent the summer after his junior year of undergraduate studies interning for the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization in Jaffa, Israel. The Peres Center develops and implements a wide range of projects involving thousands annually to empower the populations of the Middle East to be actively engaged in peacebuilding. While in Israel, Lawrence also published an opinion editorial article about the dynamics and relative success of different anti-human trafficking efforts throughout the Middle East with Yala Press.
After university, Lawrence volunteered as a nonprofit associate with Feed the 5000, a hunger relief organization that provides food aid to the indigent of Venezuela. This experience gave him a novel interest in sustainable international development and economic law. As a Georgetown Law student, Lawrence is eager to learn more about how to effectively impact international development and human rights through the intersection of law, policy, and economics. He aspires to eventually join this field through employment in a governmental development agency or multilateral institution. In his free time, Lawrence loves to surf, read, and paint.