Laura joined the Florence Project in 2019 as a Staff Attorney in the Children’s Program. Prior to that she was a fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, where she represented children and adults in removal proceedings and trained law students to become immigrant advocates. She is a proud Michigander and graduate of the University of Michigan, where she majored in philosophy and French. Laura obtained her JD from Wayne State University in Detroit. During law school she was involved in the Immigration Clinic, first as an interpreter and translator, and later as a student attorney. Her other work experience includes internships at Human Rights First in Washington, D.C., The Competition Authority in Gaborone, Botswana, the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Detroit, and the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In her free time Laura enjoys traveling and wandering around new places, going dancing with friends, and relaxing with a book. Laura is passionate about expanding access to the legal profession and believes that lawyers have a duty to make legal education more accessible to people from diverse backgrounds. Laura became Managing Attorney of the Tucson Children’s Program in March 2020.