Roberta C. Furger

Senior Writer and Director of Storytelling

Roberta C. Furger serves as Senior Writer and Director of Storytelling at the Learning Policy Institute. Her work sits at the intersection of research, policy, and narrative strategy and storytelling and is focused on making LPI’s research accessible to a broad audience. In this capacity, she is responsible for assigning and editing LPI’s blog, works with internal and external authors on new formats for presenting research, and leads LPI’s collaboration with the Partnership for the Future of Learning. Much of Furger’s work is California-focused. She is the lead author of LPI's report, The California Way: The Golden State’s Quest to Build an Equitable and Excellent Education System, and co-author of Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage.

Previously, Furger was director of research and writing at PICO California, where her work included supporting local education organizing efforts and leading the organization’s state education policy analysis and advocacy. She also brings to LPI 20 years of experience in print and multimedia journalism. She has earned regional and national magazine awards, authored a book on gender and technology, and contributed to documentaries and collections on k–12 schools.

Furger received a B.S. from Santa Clara University in Political Science and studied in the graduate studies program in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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