Laura is a tireless advocate for Public Art in her adopted City of Evanston, Illinois. She served as Chair of the Public Art Committee in Evanston for many years. The Committee administers the City’s Per-Cent-For-Art Program, placing works of art in and around new buildings and projects. Laura is a founding director of the Not for Profit organization, Friends of the Arts, organized to raise awareness and funding for Public Art initiatives in Evanston.
She holds a 1988 Bachelor of Business degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She received her Master of Arts degree in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 1999.
An exhibited and published photographer, she often lends her talents to capture firm projects on film.
Design Evanston, Member 1999- Current, Board of Directors, 2000- Current Friends of the Arts, Founding Board Member, 2003-Current Public Art Committee, City of Evanston, Illinois, Member 1999-2006, Chair, 2000-2006 Leadership Evanston, Graduate, 2001 McGaw YMCA, Health and Wellness Committee, 2001- 2005