Laura LaMonica serves as a Research Analyst at Higher Ed Insight (HEI). Specializing in education and public policy, she uses both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methodologies in her research and evaluation projects. Prior to her role at HEI, Laura worked at the University of Virginia, managing and planning large-scale executive education programs for state and district education leaders across the country to transform chronically underperforming schools with large proportions of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Laura has extensive experience in proposal writing and submission, as well as in survey design and analysis. She earned her BA from the University of the South and her MPP from the College of William and Mary.