Anna Laurent is a Prevention Education Specialist at Lotus Sexual Violence Resource & Children’s Advocacy Center. Born and raised on a family farm in Kentucky, she was diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome as an infant and has been advocating for those impacted by rare diseases and disabilities for many years. Anna co-founded a Facebook support group for teens and young adults with Alagille Syndrome and became the first Junior Board Member of the Alagille Syndrome Alliance in 2015. She served as a Board Member and was the keynote speaker at the 7th International Symposium on Alagille Syndrome. In 2018, Anna joined the Young Adult Representatives of RDLA and was a speaker at the Legislative Conference for Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill. She has since lobbied on Capitol Hill advocating for those impacted by rare diseases and spoken on disability rights activism at the Empower Kentucky Youth Leadership Conference in 2019. Anna plans to continue advocating for years to come.