Laura grew up in the hill country of Texas in Lake Travis located right outside of Austin. She is currently a junior at Texas Tech University majoring in animal science with a minor in agribusiness management and political science. Laura recently completed an internship at the Texas State Capitol working in the Senate Committee for Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs. In college, Laura advocates for agriculture while serving as treasurer in the organization Ambassadors for Agriculture and participating in the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Laura looks forward to learning more about the positive industry impacts NASDA has on agricultural trade and the promotion of United States agricultural products.