Laura Mitchell is a Nurse Practitioner in the Atlanta, Georgia metro region who specializes in providing care for at-risk and disadvantaged youth. She has a particular interest in the upstream social determinants of health and is passionate about challenging our healthcare system to be more holistic, connected, and person-centered. After completing her NP program at the University of California—San Francisco, Laura served as a HRSA National Nurse Corps Fellow from 2015-2017 at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. During her time in Baltimore, Laura also held positions as a part-time clinical faculty member at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Following her time in Baltimore, MD, Laura worked in rural Maryland as well as on the Big Island in Hawaii to explore the unique healthcare constraints which exist in rural practice settings. In addition to Laura’s work in healthcare, she is also interested in public policy as well as community organizing. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Policy program at Georgia State University. In the realm of public policy, she is particularly curious about how our economic and social systems impact the “gross domestic wellness” of people. In the community, Laura is passionate about community organizing and is a leader of multiple online spaces for women focused on empowerment. She is also a graduate of the New Leaders Council-Atlanta as well as the YWCA’s Georgia Women’s Policy Institute. In Laura’s spare time, she reads about urban development (she is a devoted Beltline and public transit promotor), and travels—31 countries visited and counting.