Lauri Hennessey, MMC
MMC, Masters of Mass Communications
Adjunct Professor, Communication & Media
Building/Room: 1103 Building, #200B
Lauri Hennessey is the Executive Director for the Pacific Northwest for One Love Foundation, a national nonprofit educating communities and students about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Lauri began teaching in Spring of 2023 and currently is adjunct faculty at Seattle U, University of Washington and University of Florida. She has 30 years of experience in advocacy, policy, media relations, strategic communications, public affairs, nonprofit leadership, community and government relations, public speaking, and strategic positioning. She has worked as a Seattle radio reporter, a Congressional press secretary, a federal public affairs manager, a CEO of her own public relations firm, and as head of Public Affairs for Edelman in the Northwest. She is a frequent public speaker, currently serving on the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. With a lifelong interest in teaching, Lauri went back to school and received her BA in 2020 from University of Washington (in Integrated Social Sciences, with a focus on institutional racism) and received her Master of Communications from University of Florida in December, 2022, focused on social impact and public interest communications.