Laura Peralta-Schulte is NETWORK's Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs. She develops policy proposals and strategies to advance our policy agenda on Capitol Hill and with the Administration and leads NETWORK's Government Relations team. Laura honed her interpersonal and political communications skills while working as a lobbyist for 11 years, teaching high school government and history in Northern Virginia for nine years. and at the Democratic National Committee, where she began her professional career. Laura received her undergraduate degree in History from San Jose State University and her law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University. Additionally, she procured herteaching credentials from George Mason University.