Laura Abadia is Senior Policy Manager at J-PAL Europe. In this role, she helps forge new research partnerships, writes policy publications, and conducts outreach with policymakers to disseminate evidence from J-PAL evaluations in Europe and in Francophone Africa. Prior to joining J-PAL, Laura worked on a program financed by the French government aiming to improve health systems in developing countries, and with a private consulting company specialized in economic and social development. Laura has also experience in Brazil, Colombia, and the United Kingdom, and is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Laura holds a M.Sc. in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a Master Degree in Public Management (Major Global Health, Cum Laude) from Sciences-Po Paris.