It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
— Albert Einstein

Willamette Valley


Since she was 19, Laura has taught a wide range of classes including English as a Second Language, Biology, AP Biology, Food Science, Crop Science, World Agricultural Systems, AP Environmental Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. Laura graduated from Whitman College as a History major and Japanese Language minor. After living in Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China for two years, she returned to the United States and earned master’s degrees in International Agricultural Development, Agricultural Ecology, and Science Education. Laura’s interests include cooking, gardening, following her favorite soccer and basketball teams, and backpacking.