Laurette grew up in Jacksonville, FL and still misses the beach after 27 years in Oklahoma. She moved to Norman in 1987 to accept a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma. She lives in Crown Heights with her family (partner Sally, two dogs, and a cat) and has been involved in community and professional service activities for many years. She is returning to the board after a one year hiatus and previously served in a number of positions with the Cimarron board, including serving as board co-chair. She is excited about the opportunity to serve on the board again as we work with the community to achieve our mission of A Fair and Just Oklahoma.