About Laura

My goal is to serve as a dependable resource and dedicated advocate for my neighbors with local government.

My top priority is to represent my neighbors with city agencies to ensure community voices are being heard regarding quality of life issues that impact our neighborhood. And recognizing that most people do not participate in ANC meetings, I look for other ways to share information and keep neighbors informed about issues affecting our neighborhood.

My background includes experience as a public servant for the U.S. EPA, Peace Corps Volunteer, and community advocate:

  • Public Service. Through my EPA experience, I have had the opportunity to interact with business owners, community members, advocacy and nonprofit organizations, elected officials, and local governments to address issues and concerns. And as a former Peace Corps Volunteer, I value the experience gained through working within a different culture to collaborate with and train high school science teachers in the Philippines.

  • ANC Committee Member. On the Economic Development and Zoning Committee, I advised on new development and construction projects for compliance with zoning regulations, while considering impacts to quality of life for the community and residents. On the Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee, I recommended action to the ANC on issues affecting liquor licenses while promoting partnerships with businesses that support the economic and social viability of our area.

  • Community Advocate. Since moving to this neighborhood in 2007, I’ve helped to create a neighborhood block association, organized block and alley cleanups, created neighborhood listservs, and worked to address concerns regarding street safety, illegal dumping, and new development.

  • More About Me. I grew up in Chicago and moved to DC in 2006 after a long stint in the Bay Area. I share my home with three rescue beasts. I studied biology and chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I spend my free time walking around the neighborhood taking photos of flowers, cool yards, interesting buildings, and overflowing trash cans that need immediate attentio

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