Laura grew up in Cumberland, Maryland. She attended MIT where she earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. She worked for 7 years at Lockheed Martin as a Mechanical Test Engineer, building commercial satellites. During that time, she earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from NJIT. In 1999 where she started a Lean Sigma consulting business with clients in the appliances, automotive, advertising and healthcare industries. During that time, Laura also started teaching Physics at the local Purdue University campus. In 2012, she was asked to take on a long-term sub position at Providence High School to cover an Honors Physics class. She found a love teaching high school and obtained her teaching license through Indiana’s Transition to Teaching program. She currently teaches Aviation, Physics, and Pre-Calculus and serves as an assistant bowling coach at Our Lady of Mercy Academy. Laura has also established STEM Clubs and Camps for elementary and middle school students in the area in 2015. Her outside hobbies include serving as a volunteer naturalist at the Falls of the Ohio State Park, reading, playing flute in a community orchestra, and hiking.