Laurel studied Psychology at Northeastern University, and then proceeded to farm and work in agriculture for the next 10 years. Starting with an urban rooftop garden, becoming a farm apprentice, managing a farm, and ultimately running her own farm, she has experienced the highs and lows of farming. Working with Land & Sea Together brings her work journey full circle, back to mental health. As a way to cope with her own mental health struggles, Laurel turned to farming. Now, she hopes to bring farmers (as well as foresters and fisheries workers) tools to cope with the stresses and strains of these industries. Prior to CMCRI, Laurel launched a mobile food market in three cities and provided technical support for refugee and immigrant farmers in New Hampshire. Originally from the Ocean State, she is thrilled to be back home and to connect with the food and forest systems and the many people who keep them afloat. She welcomes your emails- email@example.com any time!