As publications editor for Montclair State University Communications, Laura oversees the writing, editing and publication of the award-winning Montclair magazine and Forward Thinking, the University’s research newsletter.
In more than two decades as a reporter, writer and editor, Laura has told the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, often in response to extreme events from earthquakes to hurricanes to terrorism. She's covered city government, legal affairs and social issues. Her work at The Dallas Morning News, St. Petersburg Times and Florida Times-Union earned statewide and national awards, including from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press Managing Editors and the Texas Governor’s Commission on Women.
As a freelancer, Laura's stories appeared in The New York Times, USA Today Magazine and CNBC's website. While freelancing, she also taught magazine writing and production and public affairs reporting as an adjunct at the University of North Texas, her alma mater, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1984.