Laura Merritt earned her B.S. in medical technology from Gannon University and Saint Vincent’s School of Medical Technology. She has since earned a M.S. in organizational leadership from Mercyhurst University. In May 2008, Laura joined the MNE family to help launch the MLT program, and proudly serves as the program's first director. Prior to her position at MNE, Merritt was employed as a medical technologist at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Erie, Pa., where she continues to work on a part-time basis. Laura is a member of ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) , ASCLS (American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science) and AACC (American Association of Clinical Chemistry).