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Laura Schifter

​Senior Fellow, This Is Planet Ed, Aspen Institute​

Laura Schifter is a senior fellow with the Aspen Institute's Energy and Environment program directing This Is Planet Ed, an initiative that works across early childhood, kids' media, K-12 education, and higher education to empower the rising generation to thrive in a changing climate. Laura is also a lecturer on education with the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she teaches class on education, climate change, and policy. Previously, she worked as a policy and research consultant with clients including Education 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as a senior education and disability advisor for Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the Committee on Education and Labor and an education fellow for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. After graduating from college, she 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.

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