Laura is a program manager at the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, where she oversees general grantmaking for research and education projects in addition to financial capability programming with emphasis on helping lower-income workers and households achieve their financial goals through the workplace. Prior to her role at the FINRA Foundation, Laura led workforce development and financial capability programming for nonprofit organizations in Buffalo, New York, including the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. She obtained her MBA from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.