Laura attended the Salt Center for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, where she developed her love of story-telling through photography. She spent the next 5 years shooting for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. While living in Memphis, Laura also worked with world-renowned fine art photographer William Eggleston and launched her freelance career. A trip to El Salvador to document pediatric palliative care options in the developing world inspired Laura to pursue a master's degree in Public Health at Boston University. Laura completed her MPH in 2012 and continues to photograph issues around public health and social justice for various non-profit organizations. When she's not behind her camera, Laura can be found spending time with her silly dog Utah.