Laurie Wacks joined the Department of Nurse Anesthesia in September 2021 as Executive Assistant to the Chair. Laurie serves as the scheduling liaison for Dr. Nickie Damico and is tasked with assorted administrative roles throughout the department. Laurie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design from VCU. Prior to this role, Laurie has worked heavily in real estate, supporting up to 50 different realtors with graphics, marketing, technology, accounting, event planning, and licensure. She has worked as a designer for several small businesses and has additional customer and administrative experience working in European hostels, a float spa, festivals, and a large vaccination clinic.