Growing up with a brother with a disability led Laura to a career working with people with disabilities. Even from a young age, Laura recognized the people who had a positive effect on her brother’s life. Laura knew that she wanted to be one of these people who could make a difference.

Laura graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, focusing on developmental disabilities and habilitation. In 2013, she received the Nonprofit Management Certificate from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

She has experience in employment, day programs, residential, self-advocacy, and friendship programs for people with disabilities.