Laura Covarrubias joined FM3 in 2017 as a Research Associate. Her prior experiences include providing research and analyses on local economic issues for the City of Glendale’s Economic Development Division, and conducting an impact and needs assessment on Mayor Garcetti’s 10,000 Strong Veterans Hiring Initiative for the Los Angeles Veteran Coalition.
At FM3, Laura has worked with clients such as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles County Waterworks, City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division, Port of Los Angeles, and Port of San Diego on a variety of policy issues, including water and environmental conservation, and pollution. Additionally, she has worked to successfully pass revenue-generating measures with a number of local school districts including Hemet USD, El Monte UHSD, South Monterey County JUHSD, and Tahoe-Truckee USD; community colleges including Chaffey CCD and Mt. San Antonio CCD; and municipal governments, including the City of Burbank, Canyon Lake, Diamond Bar, Garden Grove, Lawndale, Pasadena, Porterville, San Luis Obispo, Sunnyvale, and Vista. Furthermore, Laura has worked on a variety of policy topics including education, public safety, and housing with several additional cities and local school districts, counties, special districts, and other public agencies, as well as nonprofit and advocacy organizations.
Laura holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Public Affairs and Geography from UC Los Angeles.