Speaking topics: Compensation, Policy, Wrongful Conviction
Laurie Roberts is a State Policy Advocate for the Innocence Project.
She previously served as the legislative director for Texas State Representative Jessica González and oversaw a sweeping legislative agenda that focused on a range of criminal justice reform, including innocence reforms, indigent defense, bail reform, and human trafficking. She previously worked for State Representatives Justin Rodriguez and Rafael Anchia. Laurie began her career at Issue One, a Washington DC-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing the impact of money in American politics. She worked in multiple capacities, rising to senior associate — a role in which she managed all external communications efforts and developed high-level branding campaigns for more than 100 former members of Congress. Laurie also proudly served as a White House intern for President Obama in 2011. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in political science, and holds a Masters in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was the recipient of the JJ Pickle Public Service Scholarship.