Laurita coordinates the professional development and leadership programs, events, seminars and conferences, including those organized by WISE Ventures and the Faculty Women's Forum. She manages all aspects of execution, from planning to logistics, finances, and production of collaterals (brochures, flyers). Her responsibilities also include updating the VPFDD website. She came to Stanford in January 2016 after a career in the technology industry. Laurita is a long-time resident and an active member of the community in the Bay Area.