Founder, Bearing Loss: Grief Education and Consulting, LLC
Laurel is a sociologist specializing in grief studies who believes that bereaved individuals need our compassionate response to their stories. As a fervent advocate for this population for over 15 years, she has a wide reach with speaking engagements at the community level to keynote presentations at academic conferences. Her work is published in Bereavement Care, An International Journal For Those Who Help Bereaved People, as well as in Omega, Journal of Death Studies. Through her passion to equip future healthcare workers, she developed a college level course, Wellness in the Face of Loss, and is currently working on her first book, a teaching memoir on the losses of 2020 for her family.