Laura has been a Contributing Producer for Arizona Public Media since 2009, producing stories about social justice, education, the environment and neighborhood activism. She also co-writes and co-directs “Tales of Tucson,” a series of original radio dramas, for Arizona Spotlight. Trained as a family therapist, Laura covered the mental health fields as a magazine feature writer for 15 years. Winner of a National Magazine Award for writing, she also published a magazine for mental health professionals working with LGBT clients. Her cover stories on relationships and systems change appeared in Glamour, Ms., Tricycle, Self and dozens of magazines, anthologies and text books. She is the author of two critically-acclaimed young adult novels and two anthologies for therapists. She was also Principal Editor of a book about the Iran-Contra affair. In 2010, she was honored with a Women on the Move statuette from the YWCA-Tucson for enriching the public conversation about racism and empowering women and girls. Laura is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, serves on the Swarthmore College Alumni Council and is a member of the Association for Independents in Radio.