The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Laura works in the tour office and is the Assistant Director of Alumni Tours and Communications. Prior to joining the Alumni Association’s Tour Program in January of 2017, Laura worked as an event coordinator for the College of Veterinary Medicine managing alumni and donor events, as well as continuing education programs. Her background also includes over 10 years of working for non-profit associations focused on conservation and animal welfare. Laura grew up in coastal North Carolina and attended East Carolina University where she earned a BA in Hospitality Management. She completed her internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

While Laura was not born a Buckeye, she definitely has become a huge fan since moving to Columbus in 2007. Laura now lives in the country where she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, their senior dog, 2 cats and chickens. In her spare time, Laura likes to read and work in the garden. She is also a local 4-H advisor focusing on the special interest projects.

Laura has traveled with Ohio State to Cuba, France, Italy, Ireland, Peru and Spain. She also traveled to Germany and Switzerland while in school as part of a group tour. She is very excited to experience new adventures with our Buckeye Travelers!

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Please note: Host participation is dependent on group size.