LAURA completed her Bachelor of Arts at UWA, majoring in environmental anthropology. After graduating, she ran an off-grid safari camp on the Mitchell Plateau in the Kimberley.
Upon returning to Albany, she studied for a Diploma of Sustainability at the Great Southern Institute of Technology (GSIT), where she currently lectures in environmental sustainability and is also a member of the institute’s sustainability committee.
Laura has built a solar passive home and garden with her husband – trying to ‘walk the talk’ and raise her family with environmental awareness. She supports groups and individuals focused on decreasing their ecological footprint and growing their local community.
These include the Albany Community Garden, ABUG, Transition Albany, Green Skills and South Coast NRM. She is always on the lookout for new ideas to assist in a transition towards a resilient Albany community.