Laura grew up in upstate New York with her four brothers before moving to Florida for undergrad and medical school. While in undergrad, she played soccer and was a personal fitness trainer. She loves experimenting with her own food choices and likes all kinds of physical activity—from killer OrangeTheory workouts, weightlifting, cycling, tennis, rock climbing and hiking the Blue Ridge, to leisurely walks around the neighborhood.
Her husband, Matt Calkins, is also a family medicine resident here at Wake. They read about their passion of exercise, nutrition and metabolic medicine when they are not exploring local bakeries, restaurants, coffee shops and hiking trails. They truly love it here and are grateful to be part of such a wonderful group of people.