Lauri is National CAPACD's Senior Policy Advisor. Prior the National CAPACD, she worked on Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) and Congresswoman Maxine Waters in the House Financial Services Committee. As a staffer, she worked on a range of legislative and policy issues surrounding low-income AAPI communities including community and economic development, financial services, energy, and environment. She is a graduate of New York University and moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue law at American University, focusing on financial services regulation and consumer protection. Lauri has also worked for the New York State Office of the Attorney General in the Investor Protection Bureau, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). During her free time, Lauri loves to practice yoga. She is a certified instructor and teaches yoga classes regularly around Washington, D.C.