Laura Zingmond is the Manhattan Borough President appointee. Laura is a contributing writer at The New School Center for New York City Affairs’ InsideSchools.com, a nonprofit organization that provides independent information on New York City public schools. Laura has reviewed over 300 schools for the site, providing an evaluation informed by classroom observation, facility inspection and interviewing administration, teachers, parents and students. She is also an attorney, having performed general litigation and served as an administrative law judge for the New York City Department of Finance. She has two children in public schools, and resides in Manhattan.