Laurie earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2002, where she graduated second in her class and received the Outstanding Dental Hygienist Award. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the Dallas Dental Hygienists’ Society where she currently serves as the President. As a student, Laurie was elected into the Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the dental hygiene honor society, and served as president from 2008-2010. She is a mentor for many dental hygiene students across Collin County, and is on the Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Board of Directors. Laurie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is active in her church and finds numerous ways to serve there. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, tennis, and swimming.