Elizabeth Laferriere is a policy analyst based in San Francisco, California. She most recently served as the deputy field organizer for the re-election campaign of District 3 Supervisor David Chiu and as a graduate elections intern with the League of Women Voters of San Francisco. Elizabeth has...Read more
Elizabeth Laferriere is a policy analyst based in San Francisco, California. She most recently served as the deputy field organizer for the re-election campaign of District 3 Supervisor David Chiu and as a graduate elections intern with the League of Women Voters of San Francisco. Elizabeth has also worked as a graduate policy intern with Chiu’s City Hall office. She is affiliated with the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, Hollaback San Francisco, the Women’s Campaign Fund, the Wellesley Club of Northern California, the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, and the San Francisco Young Democrats. Her research and professional interests include women’s empowerment and political participation, social justice, and U.S. relations with South and Southeast Asia.
Born in New Hampshire, Elizabeth graduated with honors from Wellesley College in 2010. She concentrated in South Asian studies and history with a focus on South Asian culture and politics. She supplemented her academic pursuits with research and programmatic support positions at various think tanks and non-profit organizations including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the William J. Clinton Foundation. During college, she also served in various leadership positions with campus organizations dedicated to increasing mental health resources and alleviating the stigmas surrounding mental illness.
After Wellesley, Elizabeth matriculated into the Georgetown Public Policy Institute as a Wellesley College Margaret Freeman Bowers Graduate Fellow. She graduated in 2012 with a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the Institute’s international policy program. As a graduate student, Elizabeth worked at the Atlantic Council’s South Asian Center and at the Asian American Justice Center. Her graduate thesis sought to explicate the complex motivations, idiosyncrasies, and behavioral patterns of the South Asian American voting bloc. Elizabeth spent one graduate semester at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.
Elizabeth has also contributed regularly to policy reviews and blogs. Her most recent commitment to PolicyMic, an online political journalism forum for millennials, allowed her to explore race and gender politics in America.
For more information, please visit www.elizabeth-laferriere.com.