Laurianne Rodriguez serves as the Veteran Family Program Coordinator. Laurianne is a veteran, having commissioned as a personnel officer and serving on active duty in the United States Air Force (USAF) at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. While on active duty, Laurianne did a cross between traditional human resource management work, ceremonial duties, and initial response case management. She served as a base-level Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Victims Advocate, and Suicide Prevention unit coordinator. Although Laurianne separated from the USAF as a Captain, she remains happily married to an active-duty military officer, currently stationed out of Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio.
The military lifestyle offers both adventure and unique challenges. Laurianne has helped to raise awareness of these challenges by advocating for military families for over a decade as a Key Spouse & Key Spouse Mentor. Like so many military spouses, Laurianne has diverse work experience but most recently served as the Executive Director of the Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Baylor University, a Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University and has graduate certificates in both Nonprofit Management & Homeland Security from Texas A&M University. Laurianne has served on a variety of nonprofit boards across the country, and currently serves here in Austin on a Military Service Academy Nomination Board.