Territories: Texas (Fort Bliss) and New Mexico (Cannon AFB, Holloman AFB and Kirtland AFB)
MCPO (retired) US Navy
Laura joined American Public University System (APUS) in 2016 and is currently serving on the Military and Veteran Outreach Team as the West Texas (Ft. Bliss/White Sands Missile Range) representative.
Laura proudly served 30 years in the U. S. Navy where she attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9). While on active duty her job was as a Career (Vocational and Education) Counselor, serving thousands of Enlisted Sailors.
While on active duty, Laura attended community colleges and two universities, ultimately attaining her BS in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, and her MA in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.
After her Navy service, Laura continued her work with Veterans and military families at Fleet and Family Support Center, and as the Student Veterans Coordinator at the University of San Diego.
Laura is a staunch advocate for our service men and women, veterans, and their family members, and she knows first-hand the challenges of being in uniform and attaining a degree.
In her spare time, she volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the El Paso foster care system, enjoys cooking, gardening and reading.