Laura functions as a member of the student affairs team in the Academic Programs unit within the School of Social Work. In her role, she is responsible for the coordination of undergraduate recruitment and retention efforts, including back-up advising and coordination of services to holistically support the personal, educational, and professional development of undergraduate Social Work students.
Laura graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 2016 and her Master of Social Work degree in 2017 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in Leadership & Social Change. During her time at Olivet, Laura contributed in the coordination and execution of admission and recruitment events for the Office of Admissions. Most recently, she worked in nonprofit administration for a local grassroots organization in Champaign-Urbana. Being a recent alum of the program, Laura is eager to continue her journey at the School of Social Work.