Laura graduated in 2015 with a major in Human Services and emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling. Laura completed an internship at a Santa Cruz residential substance abuse program. After completing her internship Laura worked at a bilingual substance abuse residential treatment facility, where she conducted one/one counseling, as well as group sessions in mindfulness meditation, domestic violence, family seminars, anger management, and much more. In 2005, Laura graduated graduated as a Medical Assistant and worked for the County of Santa Cruz, after doing so she then worked as a caregiver for elderly and people with special needs. Laura has an extensive background working with individuals in need. Laura takes pride in providing a helping hand to her community; where she enjoys making a difference.