I am a mathematics teacher educator and researcher who works with pre-and-in-service mathematics teachers to refine their mathematical content, pedagogical, and leadership knowledge and skills. I believe that mathematics is fundamental to understanding our universe and teachers of mathematics play the critical role of unlocking that knowledge to our future generations. In my research I focus on developing and supporting mathematics teacher leaders. My Ph.D. is in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with a focus on Mathematics Education from the College of William and Mary. My Masters degree is as a K-8 Mathematics Specialist from the College of William and Mary and my B.A. is in mathematics from McDaniel College. Prior to working in higher education, Laura was a mathematics coach for K-12 teachers and an elementary teacher.