Laura “Laurita” Tellado was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. An only child, she was three years old when her parents moved the family to Orlando, Florida, where she has resided ever since.
Laurita is a freelance writer, editor, blogger, and voiceover artist, and the founder of Holdin' Out for a Hero and Espresso con Leche blogs, as well as the Founder and President of The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, a non-profit whose mission is to promote positive awareness of spina bifida and unite spina bifida communities across the globe. In addition, Laurita is Editor of Hispanic PR Blog.
A public speaker since childhood, Laurita is often invited to weigh in on topics ranging from the role of social media in advocacy work, to issues impacting Latino health.
She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida.
Follow her on Twitter @LauritaTellado, and follow The Laurita Spina Bifida Project @TheLSBProject.