Laura L’Esperance | Senior Vice President of External Affairs

Laura L'Esperance

Office: Detroit, MI

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Detroit, Michigan


University of Texas and Georgetown University (MBA)

Favorite fall activity:

Visiting the cider mill and eating spice donuts.

Book on your nightstand:

“Spirit Junkie” by Gabrielle Bernstein

Favorite movie/favorite current movie:

“West Side Story” – Loved it since I was a kid. Never thought I’d live in NYC then!

Favorite memory at The Mission Continues:

Hard to top going to the Super Bowl with a group of very deserving Fellows and Platoon members!

Hidden gem in New York City:

I like to take people to the downstairs bar at Peasant in Nolita. It’s got a cozy fireplace, great pasta and it feels like you’re in Italy–not NYC.

Favorite sports team:

Detroit Tigers, even though they break my heart over and over.

Most rewarding thing about working at The Mission Continues:

The chance to be a part of building a great organization and movement practically from the ground up.

Exciting project currently in works:

Trying to perfect an unassisted forearm stand in yoga.

Most over used phrase:

“I know! Right?”

Song that describes you:

“Good Life” (by One Republic, not Kayne West)

Item on your bucket list:

Attending a World Cup tournament live, preferably with a Team USA win.

Who would you dine with (dead or alive):

Eleanor Roosevelt