Upper School Social Studies
Laura describes herself as a “small-town Mennonite farm girl from Dalton, Ohio.” Prior to moving to Albuquerque, she completed a B.A. in Spanish with minors in TESOL and Missions at Bluffton University, a small liberal arts college in northwestern Ohio. As part of her undergraduate study, Laura lived in both Guatemala and Mexico. After graduation, she spent a year doing voluntary service with the Mennonite Central Committee, a faith-based non-profit organization, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Upon returning to the United States, Laura worked for a non-profit organization in Columbus, OH, as a bilingual service coordinator for immigrant families with children with medical disabilities and/or developmental delays. She then moved to Albuquerque to earn her Master’s degree in Latin American Studies at UNM, a program that allowed her to incorporate her interests and real-life experiences into her graduate work. In addition to enjoying all things academic and Latin American, Laura also loves to bake pies, play trivia games, hike, run and spend quality time with her friends and her husband, Allan Gomez.
Laura joined Menaul School in 2012.
Social Studies, English as a Second Language
B.A. in Spanish, with minors in TESOL and Missions, Bluffton University (OH)
M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico
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