Advocate, Lifelong Learner, Ally, Sister, Daughter, Friend
Likes: Traveling, social gatherings, coffee, trying new things,
deep conversations, upcycling
Dislikes: Cold weather, driving, closed mindsets, consumerism
As a daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate, Laura understands the importance of showing up for those who need it. Her experience growing up inspired her to achieve a BA with honors in Peace and Conflict Studies and a minor in Communication Studies from Kent State University in the Summer of 2021. While pursuing her education, she had the opportunity to intern for Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center and the Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, where she first witnessed the effects of trauma on youth and families. Following graduation, she joined national nonprofit, City Year, as a student mentor and success coach to help close the achievement gap in Cleveland schools. After forming unforgettable connections with her high school students during her year of service, she became motivated to engage in community and youth development in her upcoming career.
Laura allows the values of relationship-building, compassion, and social justice to guide her journey in life. She entered the nonprofit field to become a driver for overwhelmingly positive and sustainable change. In her free time, Laura enjoys visiting local coffee shops, updating her thrift finds, and practicing martial arts at her gym. She is looking forward to being a part of the Cleveland Angels team and to begin supporting foster families as a case manager.