Laurel joined Valley Vision in August 2022 as a Project Associate for the Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign. She has over 4.5 years of experience working in nonprofit settings dedicated to improving healthy communities in the Sacramento Region.
Laurel, a local of the Sacramento region, began her career working in nonprofits following college when she served as an Americorps CivicSpark Climate Fellow working on a year-long station area planning project with the California High Speed Rail Authority to promote smart growth principles in the Central Valley. Since then, Laurel worked as a communications and program coordinator at a Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture Project in Sacramento for 4.5 years where she served as executive assistant to co-directors, coordinated food access programs, and managed grant tracking, reporting and administrative operations.
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies & City Planning – Sonoma State University
Laurel enjoys traveling, gardening, collecting house plants, spending time with friends & family, and going to local events & farmers markets.