Teacher – Laura was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her bachelors degree in Psychology from Boston University. In 2016 she attended Montclair State University to receive her Masters Degree in Elementary Education K-6. During that time she fell in love with Young Adult Literature and became certified in Middle School English. While receiving her Masters Degree, Laura worked as a research assistant studying bilingual literacy and infancy development, student teaching 3rd grade, and working with students in middle schools in NJ. This is her second year working for a charter school in the Bronx and she is ecstatic to bring a love of reading and writing to her scholars.