Laura Daly joined the CCEP as a research associate in 2017. She has worked as a research assistant with the CCEP since 2015 and was the project lead for the CCEP's Mapping California's Politically Vulnerable Communities project. Laura has more than six years of experience as a GIS specialist and cartographer, working on a range of issues from conservation planning to international conflict mapping. Laura holds a M.A. in Geography from UC Davis, where her research focused on the political geography of civic engagement in Mexico. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Economy and a minor in Geography.