about laura

Laura began her career as an American of Society of Magazine Editors intern at Time magazine. Her short fiction, opinion journalism, feature articles, and essays address and explore women's issues, illness and disability, and the arts in America. 

Her short fiction has appeared in Fifth Wednesday Journal, Room, The Antigonish Review, JEF (Journal of Experimental Fiction), and ACM (Another Chicago Magazine).  Fifth Wednesday Journal published "Judgment," a story that won the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award from George Mason University and the Rinehart Fund and was nominated for an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award.  "Regina Leigh" that appeared in Room won third prize in Playboy's College Fiction Contest.

After taking The Op-Ed Project's Core and Advance Seminars, she began writing opinion journalism.  Her commentaries have appeared in The Huffington Post, Women's Media Center, and Garnet News.

Trivia:  Voices of Feminism, Facts of File Guide to the American Novel, The Times of Northwest Indiana, Time,  Book, Lake Shore Drive, New City, Chicago's Subnation, The Creative Woman, and Lake Shore Drive magazine have published her feature stories; book, music, and art reviews; and essays.

Laura holds an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor's of Journalism from Eastern Illinois University.