Laura was born in Beaumont, Texas then grew up in the Philippines before moving to the Richmond area with her family in 1997. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degree at Gardner- Webb University in 2001. After working several years as an ICU nurse, she obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing and board certification at Baylor University in 2006. Prior to joining The Pediatric Center, she worked in pediatric practices in Connecticut and Georgia. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Laura is passionate about providing the highest quality care to patients and their families, from birth through adolescence. She and her husband love living in the Richmond area with their two children, dog and parakeets. Laura enjoys running, being outdoors, reading, traveling and learning about other cultures.