Laura is a journalist based in New York City, her hometown. As a reporter for the New York Daily News, she covered breaking news, courts, politics, crime, housing, and education. Her writing has also appeared in The Economist, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and others. Laura earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in policy. Prior to pursuing a career in journalism, she lived in Pretoria, South Africa and worked for the Clinton Health Access Initiative as an HIV/AIDS program analyst stationed within the South African National Dept. of Health. On the side, she’s a certified yoga teacher and proud mama to a yellow lab named Kenny.