Before teaching at the LMUCC, Laura worked as a substitute teacher for Child Care Careers where she worked with children of all ages, ranging from infancy to school age. Laura has an A.A. in Early Childhood Education from Cerritos College. Laura has five children of her own, three boys and two girls. She spent over fifteen years as a volunteer teacher, parent mentor; and served on the parent board for Delta Sigma Theta Headstart State Preschool and is entering her ninth year as a teacher at the LMUCC. Laura enjoys spending time with her family, singing, reading, cooking and traveling.