Laura Impellizzeri, director of communications

Laura manages CLP’s publications, website, and social media presence and leads our organization’s communications strategy. She brings experience as a nonprofit communications director, news and features editor, and dogged project manager.

Laura served as communications director for Legal Aid at Work in San Francisco, where she led a rebranding, program communications, media and social media strategy, and the design and launch of a new website. Her earlier news leadership experience includes three years as a roundtable moderator and features editor for California Lawyer magazine and five years as a business editor for The Associated Press, where she led or co-led teams covering the businesses of technology, media, travel, entertainment, and retail and food and beverages. She also served as demographics editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, assigning and managing coverage of race, immigration, equity, religion, and LGBT affairs. And she was an assistant metro editor with the Contra Costa Times, where she led coverage of demographics, courts, and education.

As a volunteer, Laura recently completed a term as president of the Parent Teacher Student Association at Oakland Technical High School, where she served on the board for three years, and she co-founded ONiT, a group of Oakland residents working neighbor to neighbor to foster productive conversations about race and equity.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in Latin American history (with a minor in Russian), both from the University of California, Berkeley.