Laura received her B.A. in deaf education from Northern Illinois University in 2004. She then earned her M.A. in educational leadership from Roosevelt University in Chicago as well as her cross categorical special education endorsement. Laura has worked in the field of deaf education for the past 17 years in Illinois and Arizona and joined the CCHAT teaching staff in Fall of 2020 after moving to California with her husband and twin girls. Laura is passionate about supporting students with hearing loss and their families in their educational journey.