With an innate polymathic quality, Laura channels learnings from varying perspectives and backgrounds as content coordinator. She is a lover of history and natural sciences, and holds a degree in Marine Biology. Her professional career began in the pharmaceutical industry as the director of logistics for a distributor of home health products, but shifted direction in 2015 when she founded an online boutique specializing in handmade home decor, which she continues to operate. Born of a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors, in her spare time she trains for bi-annual extreme hiking events to benefit research for Cystic Fibrosis, which runs in her family. In 2009 Laura met her husband, who is a native of China, and became intimately acquainted with Chinese culture, which is woven into the fabric of their family. The couple resides near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their two young daughters.