Laura has bylines at the New York Times, The Guardian, A&E, BuzzFeed, VICE, Bitch, SheKnows, Catapult, Playboy, McSweeney's, Dazed, Dilettante Army, Ravishly, AfterEllen, Autostraddle, Thought Catalog, and others. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego, an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles and was the 2017-2018 Fletcher Jones Fellow at UC San Diego, where her research focused on disability studies, marginalized girlhoods, and media/cultural representations of mental illness. She has a B.A. Cum Laude from Barnard College. She served as an associate editor and curriculum developer at Cokesbury Publishing House and a full-time digital content writer at PrepScholar and LoyalMD, covering business education, health, and the GMAT. Laura writes for AstorVrij Health and Yoga.Health on important topics when research is critical for evidence based medical and health material.