Title: “Where is Idaho headed? How trends in investment in education, health care, and other public priorities impact our economic future”
Description: The investments we make today are critical for our quality of life tomorrow. These priorities include public schools, higher education, transportation, health and public safety. This presentation will discuss the extent to which Idaho is meeting its own goals in these areas and the implications of the recent national election.
Bio: Lauren Necochea simultaneously directs two nonprofit programs, the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy and Idaho Voices for Children. Lauren previously oversaw and evaluated programs addressing children’s safety and health hazards for the Baltimore City Health Department. Prior to that, she was a policy fellow with joint appointments at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Princeton University’s Center for Health and Wellbeing. She has evaluated anti-poverty programs internationally and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study microfinance in Peru. Lauren earned her Master in Public Affairs at Princeton University and holds a B.A. in Economics from Pomona College.