Optimistic, accessible and eclectic, Laura McGinnis has dedicated her career to ensuring minority populations have a voice in the media. Laura has been a spokesperson and communications staff for the Palm Center, the Obama for America Campaign, the Sundance Film Festival, the Frameline Film Festival, and the American Heart Association. She has represented the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, the NAACP Image Awards, Microsoft and MGM Resorts in diversity outreach, and has worked to raise awareness for about issues ranging from prostate cancer to violence against women. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and had earned a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Delaware. A west coast girl with an east coast heart, Laura loves exploring California's great outdoors with her wife, Dyana and dog, Jackson. Laura’s LGBTQ hero is Jeanne Manford.