Laura is a writer from Chicago by way of New Orleans and Hawaii. She has a background in journalism and teaching. She's taught at the University of New Orleans and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and she was a Fulbright Fellow at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She also served as the Franz Kafka Fellow at the Prague School of Creative Communication.
In 2021, Laura was awarded the Fiction Award from The Tusculum Review. Laura holds an MA in linguistics and an MFA in creative writing. She loves books, beignets, and the Oxford comma.