Chattanooga native but world traveler at heart, Laurie has a passion for culture and language. She has more than eight years of experience in the Spanish language and culture through teaching, studying, working and living abroad. She holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Spanish from Berry College and spent a summer in college attending the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. After graduation, she moved to Costa Rica to attend a language school and immerse herself fully in the language and culture. It was this experience that inspired her to create the Chattanooga School of Language. To her, it’s a result of a belief and first hand experiences of the life-changing effects of language learning and cultural immersion. She currently serves as a member of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club and has served on the Board of Directors for the International Business Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.