Laura Lykins received her bachelor’s degree in Communications in December of 2009 from the University of Kentucky. She obtained a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky in May of 2010. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. Since 2011, she has worked as a vocational expert for the Social Security Administration which requires her to testify in Social Security disability hearings. She is a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) through the International Commission Health Care Certification since 2014 and has testified on both plaintiff and defense cases.