Laura was born and raised in Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science from the University of Michigan, where she discovered her interest in working in Higher Education while serving as a summer orientation peer mentor, campus tour guide, and advising office assistant on campus.
Before joining the USC Marshall Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs office, first as an Academic Advisor for one school year and now as a member of the Student Affairs team, she worked in undergraduate admissions for six years with St. John's University, which allowed her to live and work in the heart of NYC. She returned to the classroom as a student to earn her Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at USC, where she had a Graduate Assistant position with the USC Athletic Department as an Assistant Learning Specialist.
In her free time, Laura is a passionate sports fan, likes to explore museums and restaurants in Los Angeles, and is on a mission to befriend every dog that she meets.