Laura Lara-Brady focuses on building intentional student and community centered higher education systems. Her work also includes working alongside partners and organizations to amplify and align their efforts and create meaningful and sustainable change that supports the needs of marginalized communities. Previously, Laura supported the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office by establishing a model for a statewide approach to Guided Pathways implementation being implemented by 17 coordinators to support all 116 colleges. Her work has been highlighted and replicated across California, and she has presented at numerous conferences across the country. Laura obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Northern Colorado on Educational Psychology with two minors; research & statistics, and special education.