Laura Ma has a son who was diagnosed with SynGAP1 Syndrome in 2015. Prior to retiring, she was a Director at a management consulting firm. Her areas of specialty while in management consulting included strategy (corporate, marketing, distribution, IT), organizational design/implementation & effectiveness, information technology (strategy, platform/database design and implementation) and regulatory compliance. She received her bachelors from UCLA in Psychology with specializations and concentrations in Business & Administration, Computing, and Developmental Disabilities.
Since her son’s diagnosis, she has immersed herself in understanding his condition and advocates for his well-being, growth, education, and happiness. She credits her son for her tenacity and life perspective.