St. Olaf Bios continues with the introduction of Laura Mascotti.
If you are involved in student government–or if you have a sweet tooth–chances are you know Laura Mascotti. For the past eight years, Ms. Mascotti has been brightening St. Olaf’s campus. Before coming to the Hill, Laura was employed at Gustavus college, but left that position to be closer to her family. Now, Laura serves as the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Activities, a position through which she interacts daily with students. Some of her best interactions, however, come from outside the office: she has travelled abroad with the volleyball team, and many students think of her as an “adopted auntie.”
While she’s at work, Laura lives an atypical life; her work is entirely dependent on whatever task Student Government is undertaking. In her free time, Laura enjoys bringing her dog Wilbur to outdoor St. Olaf events, watching movies, working out, and enjoying time with her nieces and nephews. Her favorite travel destination abroad is Italy, and Colorado when she travels domestically. As for St. Olaf, her favorite places are the quad and Buntrock Commons, which comes as no surprise, considering her social disposition. If there was one thing she would want every St. Olaf student to know it would be to “enjoy each day, and smile.” Laura enjoys keeping in contact with Ole alum and has even attended some of their weddings.