Laura Wheatman Hill Title: Writer Education: Willamette University Location: Portland, Oregon Expertise: parenting, mental health, health, education, lifestyle, neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, gifted, culture Laura taught theatre and English to students of all ages but writes about all topics due to her ability to research, interview, and find interesting subjects to report on. Her passion for education and mental health informs much of her work.Highlights:- Masters of Arts in Teaching- Certified teacher K-12 English and drama- publications in many outlets Experience Laura Wheatman Hill received her Bachelors of Arts in theatre and English from Willamette University. She went on to receive her Masters of Arts in teaching and began her career in education. She has since taught English and theatre to all ages and continues to enjoy working with students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. As a writer, Laura used her personal experience as both a teacher and a parent to jump start her freelance career and got some of her first bylines with Parents and Real Simple. From there, she branched out and now writes on a wide range of topics including health and healthcare, mental health, education, business and finance, culture, lifestyle, and others. Laura also enjoys writing fiction and personal essays and continues to use her training in theatre to write and produce plays in her free time. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.