Laura Kaloi brings expertise in government affairs, grassroots advocacy, development and communications to the firm.
With over twenty-five years of DC-based experience, she is an accomplished public affairs executive with keen interest and demonstrated results in Prek-16 education and health policy.
Laura creates partnerships, alliances and opportunities for clients to expand and strengthen their policy prowess, funding capacity, leadership, visibility and organizational effectiveness on key priorities.
Laura has worked for health and education-focused nonprofit organizations as a senior executive as well as the private sector. As a nationally recognized policy expert and child advocate, she has led and consulted on successful initiatives with the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and with the White House.
Throughout her career, she has successfully influenced PreK-16 education, career and technical education, disability and workforce laws.
With a focus on vulnerable children and adults, Laura is recognized for her policy and advocacy successes in early learning, early literacy, education assessments and accountability, elementary and secondary education.
Laura is a published writer and enjoys public speaking, especially when she is training new advocates to find the power of their story. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah and a Master in Public Administration from Brigham Young University, Romney Institute of Public Management where she currently advises MPA candidates and serves on the Executive Advisory Board.
Laura is a volunteer mentor to young women ages 12-18, proud public high school varsity basketball parent, avid reader and especially loves to harangue her family into watching musicals.
Kuna Tavalin has fifteen years of experience in public affairs, advocacy and strategic planning in the education and human services arenas.
Her laser-like focus on the essential elements of public policy can be seen in her legislative accomplishments in appropriations and authorizing laws.
A recent sample of achievements with her clients includes a five-year reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, securing new support for family engagement in the Every Student Succeeds Act, which is now a grant program through the U.S. Department of education, and an increase in funding for programs that support robust multi-generation education.
Kuna’s portfolio is wide-ranging and includes appropriations, early childhood home visiting, early education, literacy, family engagement, abuse and neglect prevention and American Indian education.
She began her career in the U.S. Senate where she worked for five years covering issues that ranged from early childhood education and poverty to housing, transportation and judiciary issues.
Kuna displays a quick wit and keen ability to “read the room” that can be seen during her facilitation of work groups, national presentations and legislative discussions.
As a volunteer, Kuna has been tutoring in literacy for twenty years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish literature and politics from Brandeis University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Smith College.
A native Vermonter, she currently resides in Takoma Park, MD with her husband and two small children, and they spend their free time outside.
Jamie Anderson brings professional and personal experience with policy and advocacy to the firm.
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Jamie Anderson is an experienced policy and non-profit advocacy professional with decades of experience in Washington, DC. A long-time DC and Northern Virginia resident, Jamie began her career in the U.S. Senate working on environmental issues. Her love of data eventually took her to the U.S. Census Bureau, where she worked for more than 10 years.
Since leaving the federal government, Jamie has worked for non-profit educational and disability organizations, providing support in event planning and management, data management, training, editing and advocacy support. Jamie began her advocacy journey through personal experience, advocating for her son.
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