Laura is a native Californian. Before moving to New Haven in 2011, she volunteered with YWAM Europe, working with various urban programs focused on serving the homeless, youth, and the marginalized. During this time she developed her passion for art and loved seeing the powerful and empowering effect it has on communities. In addition to being the administrator, she also works with a non-profit that serves adults with developmental disabilities in New Haven. She is passionate about equipping adults with disabilities to live independent and self determined lives. She also loves cooking, eating all manner of food, hiking in the Connecticut woods, and the long New England winters.