Laura Baudo Sillerman is Chairman of the Education Committee of The American Museum of Natural History, where she also serves on the Board and the task force for the Twenty-first Century Campaign. Sillerman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Harlem Academy and serves on PEN America’s Board. She is also a member of the advisory Boards of Stony Brook University’s Southampton Campus, The Southampton Writers Conference, and The Southampton Review as well as the Poetry Society of America. Along with her husband, Robert F.X. Sillerman, she is co-founder of The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University where she serves as consultant to the Center. She is a cofounder of The African Poetry Fund and Series with Kwame Dawes and has served as a trustee of Marietta College and on numerous advisory boards and ad hoc committees of that institution. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications in print and online.