Laura Boycourt is a Virginia-based freelance writer and journalist who covers the military, parenting, the environment, and local news. After graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in English, she worked as an associate editor and taught Middle School Language Arts. When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys staying active, spending time outdoors, and visiting her hometown of Annapolis with her young daughters and husband, who recently retired from active duty. Find her online @BoycourtWrites.