Laura Moore

Managing Director, Strategy and Policy

Laura Moore is the Managing Director of Strategy and Policy at the National Education Equity Lab where she leads initiatives to accelerate the organization’s mission of advancing economic and social mobility opportunities for low-income students and students of color at scale. She joined the organization from the Obama Foundation where she served as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Deputy Director of Education.

Moore has more than a decade of experience working in policy at the national, state, and local levels. Before joining the Foundation, Moore served as the Deputy Policy Director at Opportunity Insights where she worked with stakeholders across the country to develop scalable policies that empower families to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. Before joining Opportunity Insights, she worked in Tennessee, where she served as the Senior Advisor for Education for Nashville’s mayors Megan Barry and David Briley; Vice President of Policy for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; and Director of Innovation at the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Moore began her career as the project and policy manager at Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm based in Washington, D.C. A Memphis native, Moore earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her Masters of Public Policy from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.