• ​​Landels and Graham Site Councils and Landels PTA Board
  • Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) volunteer from 2003-2012, President 2009-2011
  • Parcel Tax Campaign Leadership--Site Captain for Measure J passed in 2005, Chair of Measure C passed by 79.8% in 2008
  • Member of "Share Shoreline" parent team that successfully advocated for the Shoreline Regional Park Community to share $60+ million in tax revenues with the local public school districts over a 13-year period
  • Member of various MVWSD Task Forces and Committees
  • Currently serves as Vice President of Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation


  • Partner at GCA Law Partners LLP based in Mountain View
  • Founder and first General Counsel of Square 1 Bank, acquired by Pacific Western Bank in 2015
  • Senior Counsel at Cooley LLP
  • In-house legal positions at local banks, including Comerica Bank, Imperial Bank, Silicon Valley Bank
  • English teacher in Mexico City


  • B.A. in Latin American Studies from Yale University
  • J.D. from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley
  • Leadership Mountain View Graduate, 2005
  • Semester at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


  • Spanish
  • Basic Portuguese

Upcoming Events


for MVWSD Board

Social Media Mixer

Sat., 02/02/2013 - 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.



A Mountain View resident since 1992, Laura has been an active volunteer in our local public schools since 2001, while also practicing law full time.  Her sons Clint and Andy attended Landels, Graham and Mountain View High School.  Andy will graduate from MVHS this year, and Clint studies music and acting at USC.  Her family's foreign exchange student from Ecuador Joaquin will attend Foothill College this year.  Her husband Dave is an engineer and innovation design consultant.

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