Dr. Littlefield graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2005 with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science. She obtained a Master’s degree from Texas Tech University in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology in 2007. Dr. Littlefield completed doctoral work at Baylor University in 2013. Laurel has worked in community outreach fitness testing programs and as a youth fitness director, personal trainer, and group exercise instructor. She currently serves an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Dr. Littlefield is currently leading an undergraduate research project that involves testing exercise intensity and lactate levels during maximal lactate stead state exercise. Additionally, Dr. Littlefield has research experience relating to weight loss, postprandial lipemia, and type 1 diabetes.