As an Analyst, Laurel works with district partners to identify and develop high-impact solutions using data analysis, conceptual thinking, and strategic investigation. Laurel currently works on the Indianapolis team to redesign the teaching job. This work includes collaborating with district and school leaders on strategies to make the teaching job more collaborative, sustainable, and flexible.
Prior to joining ERS, Laurel worked as a researcher in academia and with nonprofits. Most recently, Laurel evaluated program effectiveness for a nonprofit running an adult education program for established small business owners to promote economic mobility and an inclusive economy. Previously, Laurel worked with professors at MIT, conducting rigorous data analysis on systemic voter disenfranchisement and the impact of social media on political attitudes.
Laurel graduated from Tufts University with degrees in Political Science and Civic Studies, an interdisciplinary major that combines critical reflection, ethical thinking, and action for social change. At Tufts, she worked extensively on student voter registration efforts, civic education, research, and community building.
Other interests of Laurel’s include reading, crafting, bringing people together, and finding the best local spots to eat. Laurel is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but has now lived in the Boston area for several years.
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