Laura works with Children's Administration and others to bring innovative workforce practice improvements to support family reunification. As part of this work, she assists Children's Administration in helping to measure the effectiveness of these interventions. Her previous evaluation experience includes work with the Sound Families Initiative at the Northwest Institute for Children and Families, an Initiative to help end homelessness among families with children. Early in her career, Laura worked for several Head Start Programs, providing family support and parenting services to low-income families with young children. Laura has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago and a master's in social work from the University of Washington.