Laura Conner-Hughes (pronouns they/she) is a proud queer social worker working to provide trauma informed holistic mental health support, primarily with LGTBQ+ folks. An alumnus of UNC-Charlotte, Laura received their MSW in May 2018 and LCSW-A in February 2020. Laura is passionate about advocacy and education, authenticity, and providing support to transgender and gender expansive folks and their loved ones. Laura has been working with Transcend Charlotte since 2017, starting off as an MSW intern, and has worn several hats in the organization since they joined the team. Laura enjoys spending time with their friends and family, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading Stephen King novels, and playing the ukulele.