Our people

Laura  Bacon

Impact Areas

  • Data & Digital Rights
  • Financial Transparency


Laura Bacon

Principal, Investments

As Principal, Laura leads global policy and advocacy investments for Luminate’s Financial Transparency and Data & Digital Rights impact areas. She brings experience in international development and public policy, and has undertaken extensive research on government accountability and transparency.

Laura was appointed by President Obama as a White House Fellow from 2009 to 2010. In other public sector roles, she served as a Technical Adviser to the Liberian government’s Ministry of Gender and Development and Liberia’s Women’s Legislative Caucus. She also served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Niger.

Laura was previously the Associate Director of Innovations for Successful Societies at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. In both of these roles, she authored and managed multiple publications on leadership, governance, gender, and public sector reform.