Laura’s work at CRFS focuses on planning, policy and the economics of local and regional food systems. She also coordinates outreach engaging national organizations in improving food systems and community environments, linking ground-level efforts and national stakeholders to inform policy and systems change. Laura joined the CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems (now CRFS) in 2008 with a broad background in research, outreach, and program administration around issues of economic development, community development and transportation planning. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science from Michigan State University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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