Laura is a New-York native with a degree in Criminal Justice & Psychology from the University of Albany. She moved to San Diego in 2014 and began working as a residential counselor for youth in the foster-care system. During this time, Laura became deeply interested in how to create a therapeutic group environment where people could heal and grow. She’s continued this exploration in her current work as a group facilitator for both children and adults at UCSD, Positive Adventures, and Ziksana. Laura works regularly as a facilitator in wilderness settings, using the challenges of the outdoors as a vehicle for learning about overcoming obstacles and supporting one another.
What I Do At Ziksana
Laura joined the Ziksana team in 2019 as a Facilitator at Francis Parker School where she led classes on leadership and collaboration skills. She currently facilitates a leadership class for adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities.
How I Like To Play
Laura loves all things outdoor adventure! She enjoys hiking, running, rock climbing, and horseback riding. She also loves facilitating groups and considers it a form of play! Laura is also part of an improvisational rap team that performs freestyle shows.