Laura's career in journalism began at the high school newspaper and continued in college where she worked as staff writer and commentary editor. After receiving an internship at The Tampa Tribune (where she also worked as a copy clerk and business clerk), Laura graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Immediately, she was hired as managing editor at a weekly publication. Next, Laura moved to Maryland to work at The Star Democrat as community news editor and then special sections editor, winning several awards for her articles. Later, she pursued a career in education and graduated with a master's degree in English literature from Washington College. First, Laura worked as a kindergarten assistant and teacher, then as a substitute teacher in the public school system, and now Laura teaches college, working as an online tutor in her spare time. Laura has two children and also been recognized in Marquis Who's Who of American Women and Biltmore's Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals.