Born in the confines of the Midwest, Laura escaped to the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 18. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2011 with a BA in International Studies and an increased interest in adventure. Originally focused on rock climbing, her current mountain interests range from climbing, to peak bagging, and ultrarunning. These activities eventually brought Laura even further West to sunny Bishop, California, where she currently resides. She manages to support her hobbies by working as an EMT for Symons Ambulance and Mammoth Lakes Hospital. Her combined interest in the mountains and Emergency Services have resulted in her involvement with Inyo County Search and Rescue and, as of 2014, a position on Yosemite Search and Rescue. Laura also contributes to OutdoorGearLab as a gear geek and blogs for Sage to Summit, a Mountain Running and Fastpacking store in Bishop.
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