Before coming to LCC Laurel received a Bachelor of Arts in Music at GVSU and her M.Div from Western Theological Seminary. Throughout her masters she spent time studying interfaith relations in Muscat, Oman. She is passionate about building understanding between cultures and ideology through healthy communication. As an RD Laurel aims to effectively integrate intercultural education and self awareness to support student leaders. She manages resident hall receptionists and enjoys creating hospitable spaces, especially valuing ones that allow people freedom to think critically and beyond the status quo.