Laura Deehan
Public Health Advocate

Started on staff: 2002
University of California at Davis

Laura works to protect public health by advocating for laws that reduce exposure to toxicants, especially lead in children and stopping the overuse of antibiotics. Prior to her current role, Laura has trained dozens of organizers and thousands of students to be effective leaders in social change movements, led voter registration drives to help register more than 100,000 young people to vote, helped pass a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in California, and worked on dozens of successful clean energy and clean car campaigns. Laura lives in Oakland with her family where she enjoys biking, cooking and exploring California’s outdoors.

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