Laura’s demonstrated commitment to social justice, along with her strong work ethic and integrity, have yielded enduring relationships across the country with a vast network of stakeholders from government, the advocacy and philanthropy communities, and the private sector. Laura has amassed extensive political campaign experience at the federal, state, and local levels, which inform the depth and breadth of her political strategy and advocacy.
Laura brought over a decade of congressional experience when she joined The Raben Group, having served as District Director, Legislative Counsel, and Acting Chief of Staff to Congressman Xavier Becerra, former Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. As a top advisor in both the capitol and district offices, Laura provided keen insight for navigating complex public policy challenges and delivering results. In the nine years that Laura led the district office, she hired, trained, and supervised the district team, as well as drove and implemented an annual strategic plan. During Laura’s tenure as District Director, the congressman ascended to a leadership role within the House Democratic Caucus. Laura’s time with Rep. Becerra also included two years as his Legislative Counsel, focusing on Ways and Means Committee work and other key issues including education, health, transportation, labor, and immigration. During her time as Acting Chief of Staff, she managed both the Washington and Los Angeles offices.
Laura worked as a consultant to AEG and the Staples Center Foundation, overseeing a variety of projects, including producing the AEG “Season of Giving” campaign, which featured multiple public events aimed at raising awareness and financial support for local non-profit organizations.
Laura received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University. Laura maintains a personal commitment to community service by volunteering with advisory and fundraising committees working to promote education and environmental sustainability, as well as increase opportunities for underserved communities.
- District Director and Legislative Counsel, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
- Consultant, AEG and STAPLES Center Foundation
- Political campaign experience at the federal, state and local level