A public school educator and active volunteer for various school and civic programs for nearly 40 years, Laurel has also been a Stage 1A cutaneous T-cell lymphoma patient since her mid 20’s.
Laurel holds degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Special Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Currently she teaches in a special high school program for adult immigrants who are learning English in addition to the other academics necessary for them to earn a high school diploma.
Laurel joined the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation’s Board of Directors in October 2011 and serves as its Secretary. In April 2013 she organized the first CLF patient networking group, which meets monthly in the Washington, DC area.
Originally from upstate New York, Laurel and her husband have lived in northern Virginia since 1981. They are the proud parents of two adult children who were both born after Laurel’s CTCL diagnosis.