Laura served in the Navy for five years as a Mass Communication Specialist dealing primarily with public affairs duties. She deployed to the Persian Gulf while serving aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom from 2006-2007. After discharging from the Navy in 2011, she completed her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a dual major in Communications and Women’s and Gender Studies. Laura currently resides in Norfolk, VA, and works as a writer on the Executive Communications team at Anthem, Inc.
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