As the Community Relations Manager, Laura serves as Penn Medicine's liaison with community organizations, local non-profits and area residents. She maintains Penn Medicine's Community Events Calendar and manages the CAREs Grant Program, both of which are designed to increase employee and medical student volunteerism and community engagement. She also works to align Penn Medicine's community engagement activities with identified community health needs. In addition, Laura oversees the day-to-day operation of the Office of Government and Community Relations, including the annual budget process.
Prior to coming to Penn, Laura worked in the Philadelphia Criminal Court as an assistant to the Director of Active Criminal Records. During her tenure at Penn, Laura received her bachelor's degree from Saint Joseph's University College of Professional and Liberal Studies, where she served as speaker for her commencement.