Laurie Petersen200FULLLaurie is the owner and administrator of Un Mundo de Amigos Preschool, providing free preschool and kindergarten-ready programs to over 120 children per year.

After a long and rewarding career in health care and professional sports production, Laurie made the decision to leave the corporate world and pursue her passion for education and social justice, focusing on underserved children and families in our community.

She is also the chair of EDUCATE: Advancing Early Childhood Education, Parenting and Literacy, a 501c3 whose mission is to provide and expand quality services in Central Long Beach.

Laurie earned her BA in Liberal Studies from Antioch University Los Angeles and her master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Laurie lives with her husband and son in Marina Del Rey.  She and her family are avid sailors and skiers.