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Staff Directory

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

One Groveland Terrace, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Laura Garcia

Director of Programs

Contact Laura:


(612) 876-3907

Laura is excited to be part of a program that incorporates both her passions; theater and education. Laura grew up in Boulder, CO where she attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her major was Theater Performance and her minor was Ethnic Studies. She grew up in a family of educators and therefore pursued a career in education, but never leaving out theater. She traveled and studied Drama in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as toured Europe in order to change her perspective on life. Laura now resides back in Colorado after 6 years in the Minnesota office and is looking forward to helping Project SUCCESS expand our programming.

Favorite musicians:

Recently I have really enjoyed going back to my Latin divas like Mercedes Sosa and Lila Downs.

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?

Eye of the Tiger

Favorite book:

A book I would recommend is Breakfast with Buddha.

Favorite movies:

I love so many movies…my friends say there are hardly any I don’t like. Life is Beautiful.

Favorite food:

I love corn anything!

Favorite quote:

“From the challenge of chaos, wisdom.”

Favorite subjects in school:


Favorite theater experience:

I played a character that had multiple personalities. That was incredibly challenging!

Favorite Project SUCCESS workshop:

I seriously like all of them the same.

Your ultimate vacation destination:

Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

The power to heal wounds

The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:

I can’t say I have one. I am lucky to meet and have many mentors along the way. My high school teachers had a huge impact on me.

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

I wanted to be a dancer, a singer, an actress, a marine biologist, an astronaut, a fire fighter, and the first woman president. I am sure there are a lot more….