Lara Fishbane is a Research Assistant at the Beeck Center, with a research focus on Data for Social Good, Government Innovation, Social Impact at Scale, and Innovative Finance.
Lara graduated from Georgetown University in May 2017 where she studied Economics and English, and researched issues related to poverty, labor, and education policy. She previously worked at the non-profit 826DC, where she taught in inner-city D.C. schools and explored the relationship between writing and education reform. She also served as a reporter at Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Georgetown Voice, with a focus on financing higher education and innovation in classrooms.
When not working at the Beeck Center, Lara can be found on long runs, hikes, or lost in a book. Most of her fun facts come from the many podcasts she listens to.
Education: Bachelors of Arts in Economics and English, Georgetown University 2017
Hometown: Commack, NY
Favorite Quote: “We share this basic belief. It’s simple. Do all the good you can and serve one another.” – Senator Tim Kaine
What I’m Reading Now: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi