Laura is a social justice leader and US-qualified lawyer with twenty years of experience advocating for equality and human rights in the US and UK. Most recently, she was the Director of the Health Justice Program at the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, where she brought an immigrant and racial justice focus to health justice advocacy campaigns. Before joining NYLPI, Laura worked at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice as a Senior Attorney litigating strategic federal and state class action cases seeking systemic reform in the public benefits system. Prior to NCLEJ, Laura was a Senior Legal Officer at the Commission for Racial Equality in the United Kingdom and a judicial law clerk (judicial assistant) for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Staff Attorneys’ Office. Laura has a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA and an M.Sc. in Gender Studies from Birkbeck College.