Laura taught AP Biology for 12 years at The Taft School, a midsized boarding school in Watertown, CT. While at Taft, she received the Abramowitz Award for Teaching Excellence and held two merit-based chairs.This fall she followed her husband, also an educator, to New York City when he became president of a small middle school there. She now teaches biology and earth science at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. She has been an AP consultant for five years; during that time, she was invited to present at two national conferences. She earned her B.S. in biology from Yale University with distinction in the major and an M.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine. Upon discovering both a love and a talent for teaching, she left a Ph.D. program in entomology at the University of Maryland to serve as an adjunct faculty member at several New England community and junior colleges. Laura has three children that take up most of her time outside of the classroom.