Laura Mellett

    Public Affairs Associate

    Having written about politics and schools for nearly 20 years, Laura joined Raise Your Hand Texas in 2017 as a Public Affairs Associate specializing in policy-related communications and media relations.

    Laura started her career as a journalist and has written for a number of newspapers and news services including the Austin American-Statesman, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Reuters, and Education Week. As a reporter, she covered the education beat, cultivating a strong appreciation for the importance of quality public schools. Building on the contacts and knowledge she gained covering education, Laura launched her own communications and media relations company where she produced print and web content for a variety of clients.

    Laura is a proud University of Iowa graduate and mother of three children. She and her husband, Rob, have lived in the Austin area for over 15 years. They currently reside in Buda, where they can be found most weekends running kids to soccer games and hanging out with friends. 

    The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. - Diogenes
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