Laura has over 25 years of experience working as an urban planner, with a focus on housing, poverty, and sustainability.
She began volunteering with Clean Water Action in 2002, when the Massachusetts office needed a pregnant mom to go to the State House to talk about mercury in fish. In 2018, she joined the staff to coordinate advocacy on toxic chemicals and carbon pricing. She has a Master in Architecture and Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She lives in Jamaica Plain, where she also works as a nonprofit consultant and freelance writer.