Laura Echegaray is an architect, avid paper crafter, puppeteer, journalist, poet, Spanish teacher and translator. Her parents, a Sociologist-Poet-Artist and Chemistry Professor, instilled in her the love of science and art at an early age. Laura combined these by earning a Masters degree in Architecture from University of Puerto Rico. She has worked in the field for more than 10 years.
Laura started volunteering at schools in 1992 and since then, uses discarded materials to provide hands on art making opportunities for children of ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds including Spanish monolingual. She has taught Spanish and Art since 2006; and is on her third year working with 2 and 3 year olds, all while pursuing her Art Integration Specialist certificate from the Alameda Office of Education.