- Continues to innovate and improve in the crop classes that she breeds and manages, which include calibrachoa, verbena, angelonia and coleus.
- Conceptualized and developed the Cha-Cha series of calibrachoa in less than four years.
- Earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Texas A&M in less than six years.
On Her Download List: “I love podcasts and listen to them all day. My favorites are My Favorite Murder, Armchair Expert, Science Friday, Fresh Air and Planet Money.”
She’s a Catwoman: Laura can’t live without her cats. “I have one sweet giant black kitty named Sambuca and a pair of youngsters, Big Tex and Crawdad, that I got through fostering for the local animal shelter this summer. They have definitely kept me sane and entertained through quarantine.”