Bachelors of Political Scieece from Washburn University
My heroes are women and men throughout history who have worked towards gender equality, often at great personal cost. My sister Kim is certainly on that list. She’s a trailblazer, an engineer, an advocate for human rights, a gifted artist and an awesome mom.
Best advice received:
“Keep it classy.” I’m not sure which of the women in my art collective, The Craftivists, said it first but we repeat it often. It’s wonderful advice for art, event planning, relationships and life. It’s a reminder to stay above the fray and treat people and situations with respect.
Losing my voice.
If you had 10 minutes to talk to anyone, who would it be?
Julia Child. I imagine we’d talk about being exceptionally tall women and I hope she could tell me how a person can work up the courage to throw caution to the wind and innovate.
Topeka Craftivists, Artist and Button-Maker
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, Social Justice Committee Member
College Hill Neighborhood Association, Chili Feed Planning Committee Chair
Topeka Correctional Facility, Relationship Violence Group Facilitator
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education Program, Junior High and High School Leader
YWCA Week Without Violence Planning Committee, Co-Chair
YWCA Concealed Revealed Art Auction Planning Committee, Marketing Chair
National Organization for Women Capitol City Chapter, Member
Equality Kansas Topeka Chapter, Member
"I was very impressed with Laura's commitment to the Topeka community in both her professional and personal life. Her passion for improving her community is evident."
- Michael Gleason