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Laura Goren

Laura Goren serves as the Research Director at The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis in Virginia. Laura works to make sure the strongest analysis is being brought to bear on the key issues facing communities of color and low-income families. Laura’s own portfolio includes analyzing macroeconomic conditions in Virginia and safety net programs, conducting analysis to reduce the criminalization of poverty, and executing the Institute’s work to make Virginia more welcoming for immigrants. Outside of paid work, Laura has worked on grassroots social and economic justice campaigns, including successful campus living wage and inclusionary zoning campaigns. Laura previously served as a research assistant at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, conducting research on housing finance issues.

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