Laura Strand

Lead Strategist

  • Patient Engagement

Hometown: Sierra Vista, Arizona

Education: Longwood University, Bachelor of Arts

Job Description: Educate and inspire patients and their families to give to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Why CU? The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is both a local health care center deeply embedded the community, as well as a nationally renowned medical research center that is finding answers to help people here and around the world. I’m looking forward to sharing both those messages and understanding what resonates with our patients. Also, after working at multiple health care organizations and fundraising agencies I know the values and expertise of the CU philanthropy team is unique. It energizes me every day.

I am most excited about educating patients who are unaware of the work being done across campus to improve lives and how they can partner with us to continue the momentum.

I love reading and discussing books of almost all genres. Nothing makes me happier than being a matchmaker between a friend and the right book, especially when a friend comes back asking for another recommendation.