Laura graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a bachelor of science in nursing. She worked as an emergency room and medical surgical Intensive Care Unit clinical nurse at outside institutions and joined The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a clinical nurse in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit in 2007 while pursuing a masters’ degree. She graduated in December 2010 from the University of Maryland with a master of science in Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency. She was certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the ANCC as an acute care Nurse Practitioner and inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She then joined the plastic and reconstructive surgery team in April of 2011 as a Nurse Practitioner.