Laura Valle-Gutierrez graduated from Brown University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. While at Brown, she developed a health education intervention that was delivered to prisoners at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. She also worked with several local nonprofits on a range of issues from carbon pricing legislation to civic education for high school students. Laura is fluent in French and Spanish and has spent time in France and Brazil. She is originally from Puerto Rico and Colorado.