Laurie along with her husband Tom and two kids sailed with Semester at Sea in 2007. It was amazing; and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to sail again 10 years later.
Currently, she is the Director of External Relations for the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Prior to that, was the Director of Community Relations for Mercy Corps, a large global development organization. Since 2008, she has worked closely with the Rwanda Girls Initiative building an independent secondary boarding school for girls in Rwanda. Earlier, she held various positions in University Advancement at Seattle University working closely with the President, faculty, and alumni. She has a M.Ed. from Seattle University and a BA in Communications from Washington State University.