Laura Schifter is a senior fellow with the Energy and Environment program leading the K12 Climate Action initiative. Laura is also a lecturer on education with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a fellow with the Century Foundation. Previously, she worked as the policy director for Education 2020, a coalition of organizations advocating for a comprehensive vision to advance education birth through career, a senior education and disability advisor for Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the Committee on Education and Labor, and served as an education fellow for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. She also taught elementary school in San Francisco. Schifter earned an Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice and an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College.