Laura Kome is ACTNext’s Sr. Communications Manager and is responsible for the planning, design and implementation of targeted communication strategies in support of ACTNext’s mission and expanding research agenda. Laura’s ability to inhabit the conceptual space where design and content intersect allow her to deliver impactful, concise messaging while keeping thematically complex material accessible and informative. Prior to her role at ACTNext, Laura was a Sr. Project Manager in marketing and creative services departments at both ACT and Pearson. She earned her MBA from the University of Iowa and her MA in Elementary Education from St. Thomas University. Laura’s commitment to education and the principles of life-long learning were instilled in her by a family rife with teachers, as well as having worked as an educator herself.