Laura Cavanagh is a senior at Mills College, working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Biopsychology. She is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, and, for her project, she handmade eighteen blankets for a residential mental health treatment program and taught over fifty young girls knitting and stress-coping skills. As part of her undergraduate studies, she has been involved in neurobiology and genetics research, including presenting a poster at the Bay Area Worm Meeting, a regional C. elegans research conference.  Laura has a strong interest in mental health and volunteers as a trained crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line. She worked at Assistance League of Flintridge’s summer school for two years, as she loves working with children. In her spare time, Laura is an avid knitter and crocheter, and finds healing in this calming work. She hopes to attend medical school, and specialize in a field that allows her to address the often unmet needs of children and caregivers affected by chronic pain.  

Laura’s creative healing: knitting, crocheting, hiking, and walking