Hometown: Broomfield, Colorado
School: Elizabethtown College
Major: International Business and Political Science
Placement: The Office of Rep. Dina Titus
Born in Boulder, CO, Laura is the proud daughter of Colombian immigrants. She is inspired by her parents, by the resilience of Colombians, and by Latino leaders making a difference in communities across the U.S. Laura’s parents taught her the value of pursuing an education, best exemplified by their diligence and perseverance. Education was the ticket for her parents to pursue better opportunities, as they moved to Colorado for graduate school.
Laura is currently a senior and Stamps Scholar at Elizabethtown College, where she is pursuing a double major in International Business and Political Science, with a concentration in Finance. She is immensely grateful to the Stamps Foundation for the opportunities afforded to her. On-campus, Laura enjoys competing for the College’s Mock Trial Team. She is also a student-athlete, competing for the Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Teams.
Her postgraduate plans include attending law school and then working in corporate law to promote socially responsible businesses. After working in corporate law, she would like to transition into public service where she will leverage a strong business and legal background to work towards equitable opportunities for all Americans.
As a CHCI Intern, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the legislative process and how it can be used to best serve the Latino community, especially for intersections between public policy and business. Furthermore, she wants to network with like-minded interns so that together, they can work to positively impact the Latino community.