There’s nothing more important than a person’s story.

Laura learned that from her granddaddy, a man who knew no strangers and could weave a tale for hours on end. And it’s the telling of the story that matters, keeping an event alive beyond mere moments. Gossip, journalism, parables—these are what make us human.

Laura lives this understanding, both as a journalist, essayist and author. Her work has appeared in Parade, USA Today, Parents, The Advocate, and Baltimore’s City Paper. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, is on the board of directors for the American Society for Journalists and Authors and is a member of the NLGJA (The Association of LGBT Journalists).

The author of three books about math—Math for Grownups (2011), Math for Writers (2014), and Your Daily Math (2016)—Laura has also developed math curriculum for a variety of companies around the country. In 2008, her long-form narrative piece, “Raising a Glass,” received an honorable mention in the A.D. Emmart Awards for Maryland journalists.