Laura Heraldez was born and raised in Kern County, Bakersfield, where she currently resides with her son. Throughout her childhood she experienced sexual assault and trauma, but with time she went from victim to survivor and is now thriving. She believes in women empowering women, and not only works full-time in the community at Bakersfield Mazda, but volunteers for the non-profit organization YWRAP—a mentoring program for young ladies (12-18 years old)—because her passion is speaking and storytelling. In 2018 she was a Guest Speaker at the “I Never Saw It Coming” conference, an event that brought awareness to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. In 2019 she was a Guest Speaker at “The New You Beauty Social”, an event for domestic violence, sexual assault, and breast cancer awareness.