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Laura K. Umetsu grew up in Seattle, Washington. She has a passion for project management and networking, which led her to be accepted to the Michael G. Foster School of Business, where she graduated with distinction in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with a heavy emphasis on project management..
Laura's projects have been featured in the United Nations International Women's Day Celebration, Harvard University, University of Washington Daily Newspaper, the Daniel Pearl Foundation, the Acting Globally Newsletter for the Foster School of Business, the University of Washington's President's Newsletter, and KOMO 4 News. Laura concluded the tenure of a three year scholarship in Louisiana as an Ernest N. Morial Scholar at Louisiana State University in 2013, and became a member of the Washington State Bar Association in 2014. In addition to her work as an attorney, Laura teaches a variety of business and law coursework at the college level in the Seattle area. From 2014-2020, Laura served as a board member of NAMI Seattle, and continues to advocate on behalf of members of the local community who have been diagnosed with a wide variety of mental illnesses.
Laura has acted as a private consultant for numerous independent publications, ranging from small company brochures to large scale web development and company restructuring projects. She has advised clients regarding a variety of legal matters in Washington State.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys mentoring aspiring writers in journalistic writing and works as a college instructor at the University of Washington School of Business
Laura is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the WSBA Solo and Small Practitioner Section.