Laurel is a graduate from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with a degree in Political Science and an emphasis in Public Administration. While in school, Laurel successfully pursued membership within the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha.
During the 2014 Senate Election Laurel volunteered on the Cory Gardner campaign and enjoyed the hands-on experience of campaign work.
Youth outreach is one of the ways Laurel enjoys spending her time and she is currently a volunteer leader with the non-profit organization Young Life.
While she is not a Colorado native, Laurel has lived in Colorado most of her life and absolutely loves the mountains.
In her spare time, Laurel enjoys playing tennis, spending time with family, reading a good book, and baking.