Laura Fishburn is a Project Specialist for the Economics Center. She splits her time between research-oriented work on the substance of The Living Lab (TLL), and operations-oriented tasks for TLL and a portfolio of other projects within the Economics Center. She contributes to WRI knowledge products and communications, and is responsible for budget management, grant compliance, managing contracts and subagreements, facilitating outreach efforts, and organizing international workshops.

Previously at WRI, she was a Project Coordinator II for the New Climate Economy, focusing solely on operations and administrative activities. Prior to joining WRI, Laura worked as a Program Associate for The Mitchell Group, an international development consulting firm, where she provided operational support to NIH-funded Ebola research and clinical activities in Liberia, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Laura is passionate in particular about environmental justice - taking intersectional approaches towards equitable and restorative climate action - and holds three degrees from the University of Utah: an honors B.A. in French and regular B.A.s in International Studies and Gender Studies.