A public school educator and active volunteer for various school and civic projects for the past 35 years, Laurel has also been a Stage 1A cutaneous T-cell lymphoma patient for the last 30 years.
Laurel holds degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Special Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages and she has organized several community projects and fundraising events for various charitable organizations. Currently she teaches in a transitional high school program for adult immigrant students attempting to earn their high school diplomas.
Laurel joined the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation’s Board of Directors in October 2011. She currently serves as its Secretary and is a member of the Foundation's Advocacy, Development and Programs and Services Committees.
Originally from upstate New York, Laurel has lived in northern Virginia since 1981 with her family.