Laura Damphousse Telerski grew up in Nashua's Ward 8 neighborhood and is a product of Nashua public schools. After graduating from Nashua High School in 1989, Laura obtained a bachelor’s degree in History from Georgetown University and then a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago. Laura worked as an account executive for a number of years before she and her husband, Jason, made the decision to have a full-time parent at home.
In 2002, Laura and Jason returned to Nashua, settling in the Bicentennial neighborhood Laura called home. Over the years, Laura became engaged in the school community as a volunteer and served as the Bicentennial PTO President for two years, as well as the Bicentennial Volunteer Coordinator for three years. Since 2006, Laura has served as the New Hampshire State Chair for the Georgetown University Alumni Admission Program. In November of 2017 Laura became a Selectman for Ward 8. She works part time as a substitute teacher.
Laura and Jason have three children, Noah, who is in college, and Ben and Alanya, students at Nashua South.