Laura Schaefer was elected to the Nassau County Legislature in 2013 representing Legislative District 14 which includes
Garden City, Carle Place and parts of Westbury, Hicksville, Bethpage, Plainview, West Hempstead and Hempstead
. Laura grew up in Westbury. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy high school in Syosset and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Adelphi University in Garden City. She later went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 2009.
Prior to entering the legal field, Laura worked for the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, where she excelled in hospitality management overseeing large departments that were crucial to expediting guest services in order to provide customers with an exceptional stay.
Her legal career began in 2000 when she worked as a paralegal in a Manhattan law firm. She continued her career by working at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., a prominent law firm in Garden City, while attending Hofstra School of Law at night. After she was admitted she worked as an associate at Sullivan Papain prior to working at the well-respected firm of Pena & Kahn, PLLC, in the Bronx where she currently practices. She resides in Westbury, New York