Councilmember Laurie Morrissey grew up in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Maryland after graduating from the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Laurie has worked in the online and print publishing industries for more than two decades. She has worked on web teams for three Federal government agencies, a non-profit charity, an internet start-up and a for-profit publishing company.
Laurie has been a UP resident since September 2007. Laurie is married to Jen Russell who has lived in UP for 25 years. Laurie's step-daughters, Emily and Abby, grew up in UP and attended UP Elementary School and graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.