Laura Wentworth, PhD, is the Director of Research Practice Partnerships at California Education Partners. For over a decade, Laura has worked to unite research, policy and practice by directing the Stanford University and San Francisco Unified School District partnership. She supported the development of the Stanford-Sequoia K-12 Research Collaborative and the Oakland Unified School District and UC Berkeley Partnership. She is also a Lecturer at Stanford University in two courses - Introduction to Research-Practice Partnerships and Advanced Partnership Research. Wentworth has served on the founding steering committee for the National Network of Education Research Practice Partnerships (NNERPP), and in 2020 received the Alumni Excellence in Education Early Career Award from Stanford University Graduate School of Education. In partnership with NNERPP members. Laura led the development and spread of the concept of brokering across RPPs by publishing the RPP Brokers Handbook. She has a Masters in instruction and curriculum from the University of Colorado, a Masters in the social sciences of education and a PhD in administration and policy analysis in education from Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Wentworth has articles and chapters published in and by Phi Delta Kappan, Teachers College Record, Educational Research, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jossey Bass, Teachers College Press and Educational Policy.