Veronica Laizure received her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature after graduating magna cum laude from Hendrix College in Conway, AR. During her undergraduate education, she focused on developing world literature and literary studies, concentrating on Anglophone Africa and Latin America. Through her undergraduate and law school career, she has focused on civil and human rights and multiculturalism, taking advantage of programs that allowed her to study and live abroad in Madrid, Spain; Beijing, China; Gulu, Uganda; and Managua, Nicaragua.
After earning a juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and being admitted to practice in Oklahoma, Veronica joined CAIR Oklahoma as Staff Attorney and then expanded her role to Civil Rights Director. Her commentary on the state of civil rights in Oklahoma has been published in dozens of local media outlets, and she has been asked to speak at a variety of organizations, including the Oklahoma Department of Education, the John Hope Franklin Symposium, the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, and many interfaith programs. She is proud to serve the Muslim community of Oklahoma and to build bridges of tolerance, justice, and mutual understanding in the state that she calls home.