Laura was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, but has called Denton home since 2015. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Religious Studies and a Master of Arts in Ancient History from the University of North Texas. Laura discovered her passion for student support, specifically non-traditional and commuter populations, while working as the non-traditional student representative as an undergraduate. Her previous professional experience includes student rights and responsibilities, conduct, academic support services, mentorship and coaching, and classroom/fieldwork experience. In her free time, Laura is pursuing a PhD in History. She also enjoys watching reality competition shows, true crime documentaries, and football with her dog, Watson.