Laura joined the Every Kid Can Cook team in September of 2018, supporting our Kid Ambassadors as they bring healthy eating habits into their communities. After graduating from Mount St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Laura began working with an organization focused on alleviating homelessness and hunger in her hometown of Laurel, MD. Working in the food pantry, she saw how difficult it was for many families to opt for fresh produce instead of canned soup and boxed macaroni and cheese. These experiences, along with a lifelong curiosity about cooking and nutrition, drew her to the mission of EKCC. Laura is currently pursuing her Culinary Nutrition Expert certification from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She lives in Columbia, MD and loves rock climbing, yoga, painting, and cooking!