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Laura Tatum


Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Bowdoin College; M.P.A., Woodrow Wilson School of Public Interest and International Affairs

Professor Tatum is the Director of Jobs and Education at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. Previously, Professor Tatum served for five years in several offices within...

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Professor Tatum is the Director of Jobs and Education at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality.

Previously, Professor Tatum served for five years in several offices within the U.S. Department of Labor, most recently as a senior policy advisor in the Wage and Hour Division where she focused on implementation of the regulation extending basic labor protections to two million home care workers. She was a Regional Field Director on President Obama's 2008 campaign. Professor Tatum also worked at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the White House Domestic Policy Council, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. As an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Professor Tatum researched homelessness policy at Volunteers of America in Washington, D.C. and co-led a SNAP outreach initiative for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and local nonprofits in Fresno, California.

Professor Tatum received her M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Spanish with honors from Bowdoin College.

 

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