Researcher and Policy Advocate
Center on Policy Initiatives
Keara O’Laughlin is a native San Diegan committed to creating positive change locally through equitable policy. Keara earned her Master of Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and holds a B.A in Public Health from UC Berkeley.
Before joining CPI, she consulted for the Hope Street Margolis Family Center in Downtown LA, where she conducted a community needs assessment and program evaluation to provide recommendations on how to best meet the needs of low-income families in the community. Keara was also involved with the UCLA Graduate Student Association as the Legislative Affairs Director during her time in graduate school, advocating for housing and other basic needs on behalf of all UCLA graduate students in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. At CPI, she supports campaign and research work on local budgeting, land use, transportation, environmental justice, worker rights, and housing policy issues.
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