Professionally, she has worked as a legal secretary for RKM (Rose, Klein & Marias) in the 90's.  She was also an employee from Conejo Valley Unified School District, working as a para-professional for students with special needs.  Before suddenly passing away, she was a dispatcher for an air conditioner company. 
Her best from from high school, Aimee Mack, said the following about her: 
She was always the rock of the group, you always knew where you stood with her and she was a good friend to have.
Local news reporter Susan Hirasuna: 
Sometimes as a journalist I feel like I'm a purveyor of sadness. Today the sadness is my own. This is a photo of my cousin and her son at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. He is safe. My cousin Laura was missing but I was told today she is dead. She was fun and funny with an enviable relationship with her son Corey. Rest In Peace dear Laura Shipp.