Laurie started with SCA as a corps member at the Mass Parks AmeriCorps program. There, she taught environmental education and did trail work around the state of Massachusetts. She also did trail work with SCA on the Pacific Crest Trail in Northern California. She went to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for her undergrad in Psychology. This will be Laurie's first summer with the Idaho AmeriCorps program. She is from the Los Angeles area.