Laura is a communicator with 10+ years of experience working in international development and humanitarian aid. She specializes in visual storytelling and is an internationally acclaimed photographer. She is the communications manager and humanitarian aid coordinator for All We Can, an international development and relief agency based in the United Kingdom, that serves communities around the world. Laura is also on the steering group for End Poverty 2030, a united movement across church denominations in the United Kingdom engaging and enabling Christians to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Laura has a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology and is a qualified teacher who has worked in education for six years in the United Kingdom. She is currently getting her master’s degree in refugee protection and forced migration studies at the University of London. Laura is interested in challenging the rhetoric around displacement and is able to link her studies to her work with All We Can.
She is a particularly passionate about promoting gender equity, and in 2015, was a curator for a ground-breaking grassroots storytelling project, #iamwoman, as a United Nations ‘Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment’. #iamwoman was a digital media campaign run by United Nations women calling on individuals worldwide to share personal stories about women’s economic empowerment.
Laura cares deeply about making sure the voice of some of the world's poorest people is heard and listened to. She believes the way we work alongside people can have a powerful impact on those that participate in and those that view the visual messages we produce.