Laura has been a Contributing Producer for Arizona Public Media since 2009, producing stories about social justice, education, the environment and neighborhood activism.
Trained as a family therapist, Laura covered the mental health fields as a magazine feature writer for 15 years, winning a National Magazine Award for writing. She was editor-in-chief of In the Family, an award-winning magazine about LGBTQ mental health issues. Her cover stories on relationships and systems change have appeared in dozens of magazines including Glamour, Ms., Tricycle, and Self. Her latest book, co-authored with Amy S. Cramer, is Voices On The Economy: How Open-Minded Exploration of Rival Perspectives Can Spark Solutions to our Urgent Economic Problems (2022).
Laura is also the author of Book of the Sky God, a critically acclaimed young adult novel, co-editor of two anthologies for therapists, and principal editor of a book about the Iran-Contra affair.