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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

May 18, 2020

Laura Bisesto is the Head of Policy at Checkr. Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. Their platform makes it easy for thousands of customers to hire millions of people every year.

Using Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies of all sizes can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring, and ultimately build a better future for workers.

  • Laura attended UCLA for her undergraduate degree, and attended law school at Hastings College of Law;
  • After law school, Laura worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the City and County of San Francisco.
  • From there, Laura headed to Lyft, where she became a Senior Public Policy Manager
  • Laura then moved on to Oath (now known as Verizon Media) to serve as Head of State Public Policy
  • In December of 2019, she became Checkr's first head of Policy, where she oversees federal, state, and local government affairs. 

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