Hi, I’m Laura.

Kids have a million questions about everything, but I never grew out of it. I write to satisfy my curiosity, whether it’s about a pioneering aerial photographer, a 300-year-old British hedge or the James Webb Telescope.

I’ve been a regular contributor to WIRED and Hyperallergic, though my work also pops up in places like Smithsonian Magazine, the Atlantic, the GuardianTexas MonthlyBBC TravelDwellArtsy, and the Paris Review Daily.

I hold a Master of Arts from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, where I specialized in Cultural Reporting and Criticism, and a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Missouri State University. I still love to draw and paint, as well as read and bake (lately, almond tarts).