As a values-driven soul impassioned by community, diverse and equitable narratives, and the altruistic potential of technology, Laurel’s life compass is set towards universal fairness, firmly believing in channeling individual superpowers for collective betterment. Her research and past international conference presentations revolve around leadership, gender, and education. To champion humanistic education, she pursued an MA in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Through her journey, the query persists: "How can I wield my superpowers for societal good?"
As an urban forest school coach, she encourages child-led, inquiry-based outdoor adventures in her young learners. Laurel also founded ‘Dear Dignified Being’, a community initiative to nurture inclusivity via safe and open dialogues.