Laura is a graduate of the University of Ottawa law school. She has an MA (International Relations) from the University of St. Andrews and an MA (Intelligence and International Security) from King’s College London U.K. She received the Governor General of Canada’s ‘Caring Canadian’ Award during her first year of law school and was among the first Canadians awarded the newly created Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (Government of Canada) in 2016.
At law school, Laura was a member of the board of the Common Law English Council, a research assistant for the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and a case worker at the Business Law Clinic. Laura also interned as a researcher for a Federal Member of Parliament. It was at this time that she wrote the final speech, read in Parliament, before a historic private member’s bill passed amending the Indian Act. Laura also wrote two commercially published books about Toronto and London while attending University to raise funds for children’s charities.
Laura has worked as an analyst for a leading strategy consulting firm in London, UK. In addition to this, she has worked in Chambers Band 1 rated law firms in Europe and Asia, predominantly in their corporate and mining legal departments. Laura also spent two summers with Rogers Communications where she co-launched the Rogers Youth Fund.
Community service is important to Laura. She was a founding board member of the Government of Ontario’s Youth Volunteer Challenge, participated in a build in Zambia for Habitat for Humanity, ran in the Dublin Marathon for Right to Play, and is currently on the Havergal College Mentorship Committee.