A member of ACT UP/NY and its Treatment and Data Committee from the late 1980s to early 1990’s, Laura was invited to join TAG shortly after its founding in 1992 and never left. She was first elected to the Board of Directors in the late 1990s, and has served as Treasurer for most of her tenure.
Professionally, Laura has more than 30 years of communications and leadership experience working in higher education, government, and consulting. Since fall 2016, she has served as Associate Director of Communications for NYU Silver School of Social Work. Previous positions include Director of Communications and External Relations at NYU McSilver Institute for Policy Poverty and Research; Chief of Staff to New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane and his successor, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman; and Vice President at Philip G. Ryan Inc.
Among other volunteer activities, Laura is an NYU BeTogether Ambassador, a mentor in the NYU Administrative Management Council Mentoring Program, and treasurer for New York State Assemblymember Deborah Glick’s campaign committee.
Laura holds a BA in English Literature from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.