With familial roots in Long Island, New York, Ms. Lapp grew up around the fishing industry. Ms. Lapp holds a Masters in Legal Science from Queens University Belfast. She is an active voice in fisheries management, regularly attending Council meetings and currently works as an industry representative for Seafreeze Ltd. Additionally, Ms. Lapp was a participant in United We Fish (2010) rally in Washington D.C.
She is also a children’s book author and has published two books: Fast Friends and Hello, Stranger!, which feature the adventures and friendship of ferry boats in Fire Island, New York. She lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island.