Laura is a problem solver, which is why she decided to become an attorney – to help families solve their problems. She enjoys resolving conflicts so that, according to Laura, the families can “hopefully live more harmonious lives.”
Laura was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a journalist for several years after graduating from UC Santa Cruz and had articles published in several Northern California publications. However, she wanted to take on a bigger intellectual challenge and enrolled in at the University of Oregon Law School.
She enjoys traveling and working with diverse groups of people. She is fluent in Spanish and has lived in several Latin American countries. In her spare time, Laura enjoys rock climbing and hiking. She is currently a paddler on the Oregon Women Lawyers Dragonflies, a dragon boat team in Portland that competes in several regional races each year.
Laura’s favorite part about Portland is the people. “I have traveled all over the world,” she says, “and the people in Oregon are the friendliest and most positive people that I know.”
Her parents are her biggest inspiration, whom she credits their hard work to providing her with the wonderful opportunities she’s been afforded in life. Laura also draws inspiration from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said “Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”