Welcome New Representative!

Laura Cotton is the Executive Assistant to Rachel Kleit, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the College of Engineering at Ohio State University. 

Born and raised a Jersey Girl in the shadow of New York City, Laura’s life has taken interesting, and not always direct, pathways. With a background in the arts, hospitality and event planning, she has also done stints as a real estate appraiser and a sorority ‘House Mom’.  A classic late bloomer, she graduated from The Ohio State University on the 20-year plan, and with a B.A. in English in hand, she went to work at the University shortly after her graduation in 2006.    

Laura unexpectedly met the man of her dreams when she was in her mid-40’s and married him (her first, his second) in 2013. She is the very proud step mom to two amazing women (Madeline, a psychologist in training and Perrin, a Ph.D. candidate in Physics) and pet mom to two spoiled dogs and a crazy cat.  In her free time she likes to paint, watch baseball and hockey, and travel as much as possible, although at home in Westgate is her favorite place to be.

Welcome Laura! We are so glad you are part of our Chapter!