Laura was born and raised in south Texas, where being in the Junior League is as ubiquitous as cows and humidity. She believes that a community is only as good as the people that support it and has always known she would volunteer as much as possible. Laura moved to Newport Beach in 2003 and then to Long Beach in 2007. She joined the Junior League of Long Beach in 2009 as a way to meet other women and get to know the City, all while supporting the community. She has never looked back!
Laura graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (psychology) in 2002. She continued on to earn a Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law in 2006. She is now a Deputy City Prosecutor for the City of Long Beach.
As a member of JLLB, Laura has twice sat on the Kids in the Kitchen committee. It is her favorite community event and she gets so much joy seeing the smiles on the children’s faces. She also served as an instructor at Especially Me! and truly believes in the positive impact of that programming for Long Beach 5th grade girls. Laura was chair of JLLB Arrangements committee in 2013 and sat on the Nominating committee in 2015. Most recently she was a part of the New Member Training team. In 2017, Laura was awarded the Junior League of Long Beach Peer Award. She is very excited to take on a Board of Directors position as Nominating Chair for the 2017/2018 year.
In her precious free time, Laura enjoys hanging with her family at Disneyland. She is a Texan through and through and will always cheer for, and love, her Texas Longhorns football team.