Over the past week I have been fortunate enough to get to know a fellow classmate a little better. Laura is an interesting woman who through the trials of life has found a desire to be a comfort to other people. I find her compassion and empathy for people to be heartwarming. Laura takes an interest in the well being of those around her in a way that is a refreshing change. Getting to know Laura has been a rewarding experience from her love of her animals to the fact that she is a huge Harry Potter nerd ( her choice of words not mine ).