Laura Rifkin

Laura grew up in Omaha and studies Journalism at the University of Nebraska. Following graduation, a brief stint in Portland, OR brought about a change in career interests, and when Laura was accepted to the graduate program at UT's School of Social Work, moving to Austin was a no-brainer. Laura worker for a school-based non-profit organization for several years, and currently is a social worker on the child and adolescent unit at Austin State Hospital. Laura loves talking to and spending time with friends and family, reading, baking, running, Husker football, crafting, and most things Austin-food, music, sun, water, and the heat! She really enjoys working with teens, and is excited about taking on a Mentor role with Explore Austin