Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Occupation: Senior Analyst
Education: Yale University
Tribe Designation: Malolo
Bio: Laurel is a 29-year-old Senior Analyst and consultant for a risk management company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and attended Cherry Hill High School East, where she graduated as a Bloustein Distinguished Scholar, a National Merit Commended Student and a National Achievement semi-finalist. While at school, Laurel became an accomplished volleyball player, helping lead Cherry Hill East to its first Group IV New Jersey state championship, and being named South Jersey Player of the Year by the Star Ledger.
Her skill on the court continued at Yale University, where she was a standout on the women’s volleyball team, earning Ivy League Player of the Week awards and spots in multiple Invitational All-Tournament Teams. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, before going on to complete her Master’s. A Survivor superfan, Laurel is a regular listener to Rob Has A Podcast and has attended several fan events. An interesting fact about Laurel, she’s technically only celebrated seven birthdays, as she is a leap-year baby!