Laura is LAANE’s Grants Director. She joined LAANE in 1997, taking on responsibility for financial management, administration, personnel management, and grant writing. Prior to joining LAANE, Laura served as director of the Long Beach Section 8 housing program. She was also an officer of the California Housing Finance Agency. In total, she had 25 years of experience as an administrator of housing programs for low-income households. A red-diaper baby, Laura has been politically active since infancy. Her outside interests include strenuous hiking, weight-lifting, travel in Latin America and caring for her cat.