Laura is an experienced digital strategist who arrives to Civic Advisors having served as the former Director of Online Engagement in the White House Office of Digital Strategy during the Obama presidency. Previously, she worked at the Department of Labor under Secretary Tom Perez, where she led the digital communications team in the Office of Public Affairs to promote critical workplace issues including paid leave, equal pay, and the future of work. Before that she worked at Edelman Public Relations running online grassroots campaigns for a number of clients in the energy and health sectors. Before that she worked as a digital programs manager helping to lead key fundraising projects for the 2012 Obama for America reelection campaign in both Chicago and Denver.
She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and hails from Woodstock, Illinois.