Laura Carrillo was born in Juneau, Alaska and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alaska Southeast before completing a master's degree in public health at the George Washington University - Milken Institute School of Public Health. At GWU-MISPH, Laura's areas of focus were on health policy and health promotion.
Currently, Laura is a neuroscience project manager for a non-profit organization in Tucson where she supports Parkinson's research. Prior to relocating to Tucson in the fall of 2022, Laura was the executive administrator for the Alaska Board of Pharmacy from 2018 - 2022 and was formerly the board's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) manager in 2017. In her roles with the Board of Pharmacy, Laura managed grant projects related to drug abuse, misuse, and diversion, facilitated the implementation of improved health insights within the PDMP, created collaborative partnerships with local, state, ad federal entities, and developed regulations and legislation on behalf of the board.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and two Australian Shepherds outdoors, reading, arts/crafts, and cooking.