Laura is a Policy Analyst at the University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute, where she researches the impact of nutrition and physical activity on public health, with an emphasis on informing public policy to eliminate health disparities. She has long pursued an interest in food and nutrition. From teaching at an elementary school garden program in Mountain View, CA, to running a summer camp kitchen in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, to fighting hunger at City Harvest, an emergency food provider in New York City, Laura has diverse experience working towards a more equitable food system.
Originally hailing from Montara, CA, Laura spent a brief cold period on the east coast, graduating from Wesleyan University with a BA in English, before beating a hasty retreat to California’s sunnier climes. Laura is a registered dietitian and holds an MPH from the University of California-Berkeley. When she’s not at work, you’ll often find her cooking, hiking, or swimming in the bay.