Laura Monroe is an assistant project manager at National CORE. She brings a wealth of experience in the coordination of community engagement efforts for various planning projects. She worked as a city planner in Douglas County, Oregon where she coordinated outreach events for public input on the County’s long range planning efforts and oversaw the County’s Historical Resource Review Committee. Laura also independently designed and executed an engagement program through the Institute for Metropolitan Studies, to better understand and address concerns of Multnomah County’s clients of color through interviews and focus groups. She served as the community engagement lead in her graduate planning workshop, where she coordinated outreach efforts to diverse stakeholders for a report on food cart vendors in Portland, Oregon, which was adopted by the Portland City Council. She has returned home to Los Angeles and is excited to apply her engagement background to communities across the County. She received a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University. Laura enjoys walking around her community in Long Beach with her dachshund, Fern.