Senior Research Associate

   Education: B.A, Speech Communications, Miami University of Ohio

Laurie has found passion and appreciation for working in the field of social science research over the last decade and a half. She currently focuses on the information needs of local government organizations, non-profits, educational institutions and foundations. Laurie creates surveys and evaluation tools that will provide her clients with actionable feedback from the customers they serve, so they can better their organizations, services and communities. She is proud that her work helps bring the voice of the average person (who may not have the time or means to effectively communicate their needs) to their community leaders. Laurie is excited by the variety of projects that come her way. Each one is different and like a puzzle, with various moving parts to align and make sense of. Laurie values hard work and is dedicated to her colleagues and clients. She enjoys collaboration but also appreciates the flexibility to work independently and take initiative. You can connect with Laurie on LinkedIn and join her in the NRC Resource Group.

What made you want to work for NRC?

I love people, am very inquisitive and observant. Social science research seemed like a perfect fit!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday?

I love to go on hikes or bike rides with my husband and dog. I also love to cook on Sunday since I have the time!

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to paint. I think it would be very therapeutic but I don’t have the patience!

What’s your favorite thing about the place where you live?

I love being able to look at the beautiful mountains every day…and always knowing which direction is west!

What’s your favorite thing about working at NRC?

My colleagues are so much fun! I love their energy, enthusiasm and willingness to help at the drop of a hat!