Laura joined the Rennie Center with a background in education policy and on-the-ground experience at both the classroom and district levels. In her role as Deputy Director, she oversees a variety of internal and external responsibilities for the Rennie Center, from budgeting and human resources to board engagement and policy outreach. Prior to joining Rennie, Laura served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Boston Public Schools, where she worked closely with the School Committee to advance district policy-making and managed projects including a working group on measuring school quality. Laura is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she participated in the policy clinic of the Harrison Institute for Public Law and served as an intern in the education policy office of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Before law school, she taught fourth grade at Ira J. Earl Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada and earned a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.