Laura grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received her BSN in 1990 and her MSN in 1994. She worked for 5 years as a Pediatric Staff Nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and in 1995 joined the Department of Pediatric Surgery as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her years at Memorial Laura was a summer nurse volunteer at Happiness Is Camping. She left the paid working world in June, 2004 to spend more time with her family, but continued to volunteer each summer at HIC. In 2012 Laura took on the role of full time Summer Nurse for HIC. She was asked to join the Board of Trustees later that year and took over the role of Board President in March, 2015. Laura and her husband Alex live in Madison, NJ with their three sons.