Laura graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor in Environmental Studies, and has been passionate about environmental protection for as long as she can remember. Laura is the founder of and a member of the Board of Directors at Seeds for Eco Communities which is an Ontario based not for profit organization, established in May 2016. For the last 14 years Laura has also been working at the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks developing legislation, regulations and best practicies to help protect the land and water, here she is currently working as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Environmental Policy Branch. Laura has been working for over a decade with Ontario First Nations and other Indigenous communities in the work she undertakes. In her free time, Laura enjoys camping, hiking, running, mud runs, swiming, skiing, snowshoeing and learning about sustainable living.