Alumni Spotlights are Q&A's with former Lasell student-athletes, across a myriad of sports, as they reflect on their Lasell experience and how it has shaped their lives today. Read more spotlight features here.
Name Laura Stone
Graduation Year 2005
Major Business Marketing
Sport(s) played at Lasell Softball and soccer
Hometown Andover, MA
Current Town/ City Salem, NH
Why did you decide to attend Lasell? it was close enough to home if I was homesick or there was an emergency but far enough away I could still get the college experience. I also liked the smaller class sizes!
Current Occupation/ Job Title I own my own dog walking and pet care business called Strut Your Mutt NH
Tell us about your job. What do you like most about your current role? I have the best job there is. Owning my own business and playing with dogs all day! Win-win.
How did your experience at Lasell help prepare you for what you are doing today? Business classes, marketing classes, consumer behavior classes, all helped with me knowing what to do to start a business. The college experience itself helped me with time management, prioritizing, and learning how to balance work and play.
What advice/insight do you have for Lasell alumni and current student-athletes interested in your career field? Take the risk. High risk, high reward.
Looking back on your time as a Lasell student-athlete, what is one of your favorite memories? Spring break in FL playing softball. Most of my memories involve the sport I loved and the friends I made on the team. It’s an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world and I would do it again in a heartbeat.