Laura grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and earned a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry at the University of Arizona. She previously served as a year-long intern with the Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta, Sonora and worked for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. in immigration legal services. As a part of the D.C. community, she also participated in organizing faith communities around immigrant rights issues with Sanctuary DMV. Laura graduated from the University of Arizona again in May 2020 with her J.D. As a law student, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, a board member of the Immigration Law Students Association, a participant and fellow in the Workers’ Rights Clinic, and she had a baby. Laura enjoys spending time with her friends and family, nurturing her many potted plants, volunteering with the Keep Tucson Together community immigration clinic, and watching do-it-yourself videos that make her feel like she can do anything.