Laina was born and raised in Libertyville, a suburb of Chicago. In 2007, she began her studies at Truman State University: English, Psychology, and Education. After graduating with her Masters of Arts in Education in 2011, she taught high school English for the following five years. In order to pursue her commitment to life-long learning and liberal arts studies, Laina decided to return to Truman as the Ryle Hall Director. Laina lives with her husband, Tristan; daughter, Jacqueline; son, Landon; and dog, Bailey.
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