Laura has been a military spouse for 12 years. Her husband is active-duty Army, currently living in Washington, D.C. Her family of six includes a college student and a fur baby. As a result of experiencing five PCS (permanent change of station) moves, four of her husband's deployments, including activations for Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Hurricane/Tropical Storm Dorian, and many training exercises, Laura has learned the deep meaning of resiliency and shares a sacred space in her heart for military families and spouses.
With an understanding of some of the challenges military families experience, Laura has volunteered as a Family Readiness Group Leader where she was honored with a Presidential Volunteer Award. In continuing her support for families and the community, she completed a bachelor's degree in women, gender, and sexuality studies and is currently pursuing a master's in public health with a specialization in health policy and management.