Laura Moore is a Policy Associate at Opportunity Insights where she works with stakeholders across the country to develop scalable policies that empower families to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. She has a nearly decade-long career working in policy at the national, state, and local levels. She most recently served as the Senior Advisor for Education for Nashville’s last two mayors. In that role, she worked with the city’s non-profit and educational institutions to promote policies that spur innovation and support parents and teachers. She also worked closely with Nashville and middle Tennessee’s post-secondary institutions. Prior to joining the mayor’s office, Moore served as the Vice President of Policy for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as the 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.